What version do you use?

1.  I'm curious... What version of the Bible do you most use and why? 

I know that this is a hot topic but it is an interesting one to me.  I am not asking for you to trash talk other versions.  I want to know why YOU use the one that YOU use.  

2.  Have you done research (I mean REAL research) into the version that you use in order to choose it over another?

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What version do I use?  I use the NASB.  When my husband first started to preach, he used his NIV.  That is what he was reading from so that is what he preached from.  The time came to get a new Bible so he did some research.  We found out that the NASB is the closest translation that we can understand and use so that is where the LORD led.

We have a bunch of versions and even a collection of very old Bibles.  One of them even looks like it's some sort of goth Bible from the dark ages (or a long time ago anyway).

I really like to use http://www.biblegateway.com/.  You can look up any passage in any version online.  There are TONS of versions.

Now, a little about my Bible.  Once I decided to go to the NASB and leave me NIV, I found the New Inductive Study Bible put out by Precept Ministries.  It doesn't have chapter headings, there are no notes, and it leaves room on the sides for writing.

I LOVE it!  It's kinda huge but I love letting the Holy Spirit lead even in filling out the chapter headings!

So, anyone else want to chime in?

This is a combined repost.  I have more followers now and wanted to ask again.  Thank you for participating!


Sassy Granny ... said...

I dare say I'm a fan of the NIV Life Application Bible. I'm also a fan of BibleGateway. Too, whenever I'm stuck, I have a Parallel Bible that gives me the NIV/NKJV/NASB & NLT all in one viewing.

I'm a Kay Arthur fan. Her methods for study are, by far, among the best! Our women's Bible Study uses her material, and I'm always amazed at how deep she has us digging. Guess I'll have to check out her Inductive Bible


MiaZagora said...

We use the NASB. We also have other versions, including the NIV, NKJV, and I have an Apologetics Bible, and Kay Arthur's Inductive Study Bible.

I must say, you are very brave with this topic! Even within my extended family, this is a very sore subject. Hopefully, everyone will be kind. :)

Suertemom said...

I have been using King James Version since I was a child. I can still memorize texts from KJV but I always love to see how it is written in other versions.

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