Many of my friends (both believers and non believers) asked me why there are so many versions of english Bible and which was the correct version to read. I can easily relate to this because I myself was on the same boat at one point.
Anyways, for those who have the same questions and concerns about these multiple english versions, I think the question should be what is the difference rather than what is the correct version.
Here is a very well put together diagram by Dr. Walt Russel that shows the translation spectrum of different versions of the English Bible. I found this to be very helpful and I hope it will be for you too. My personal choice is reading both KJV and NIV/ESV versions in parallel to get a better understanding of the scriptures.
Hey, if you can learn Hebrew and Greek that is even better for studying the Bible 🙂
Here is a little bit about me; after all you are going to read my blog, so it helps to know the blogger 😉
I am single; so that gives me more time and flexibility to do the things that I love; ergo, I work full time in IT sector and also study part-time doing MA in Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology in Biola University. I sincerely thank God for giving me this opportunity. Personality :
My friends, family or those who know me well-enough say that I am an extrovert.
Has an upfront and a no-nonsense personality – I guess that makes me less like-able.
A Rational being – that might be the reason I found the true God. And by the way, you can read here my journey of knowing the true God and His love. As a heads-up, it is kinda long story, so brace yourself. Love :
Jesus Christ with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind and all my strength. So my favorite time of the day is the quiet prayer time I spend with my loving Jesus, love it, love it and I eagerly look forward to it everyday. Of course I talk to Him non-stop all day, but the quiet is quite different. Hobbies :
In my school days, I was a philatelist and a coin collector. Someone stole my coin collection(yep, sad story) and I donated my stamp collection to a friend of mine who was a better philatelist, and since then never took up any thing as a hobby in particular, but I enjoy doing these; Traveling (especially long car drives with loud music and zero traffic), Outdoor adventures (yes, but moderately – done a handful and 18k tandem Skydiving was my recent). A foodie and love trying out different edible cuisines.
I relax listening to & dancing to music – all kinds depending on my mood.
At present, trying my hand at learning Guitar and Acrylic painting… loving it.. Arduous :
Not at all a morning person – utterly failed many times in training myself to wakeup early, but I am not going to give-up on this though.
Reading and writing are the most boring activities for me, but I do those anyways.
Talk too fast – well, working on this to turn it in to my strength 🙂