Wednesday, July 22, 2009

RC Sproul: What Bible translations do you most recommend?

“…the New American Standard alone earns five stars on word for word translation. But it earns no stars for beauty…the King James Bible scores points on the issue of history, and on beauty. But the anachronisms in the language are a real barrier to favorite for most circumstances is the New King James Bible. It scores high on history, without getting me confused. It scores high on beauty, without losing fidelity to the original text…The English Standard Version runs a close second for me. Then the Geneva Bible. This is how I approach the question, but it does not, to borrow a phrase, determine the boundaries of my fellowship."

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