Studying the Parables of Jesus, I now fully understand these verses in the first chapter of the Book of Proverbs.
‘let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance— for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise. ‘Proverbs 1:5-6
Do you know that one third of Jesus’s preaching was in Parables??
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 🙂