Last Sunday evening at Christianity Explored, I was asked the question, ‘I want to buy a Bible, which translation should I get?’
What would you say?
Of course there is merits in every translation. For a serious look at translations it may be worth buying this book.
For a few years I was as bad as the KJV only guys, only my bible of choice was the ESV. But the church I am involved with use the NIV so for most of the studies and sermons I do I use the NIV.
Basically, the best advice possible is get a translation that you can read, and read it!
For serious study I use the ESV.
For sermons and talks I use the NIV.
Currently I am reading the Bible from start to finish using the Amplified Bible.
How passionate are we for the Word of God?