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English Bible versions

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. I personally think reading both KJV and NIV version in parallel gives a better understanding of the scriptures.
Hey, if you can learn Hebrew and Greek that is even better for studying the Bible 🙂

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Walt Russel, Playing with Fire: How the Bible Ignites Change in Your Soul; Page 276