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  •  Agree. Unless you are well accustomed to reading (2+ / 0-)
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    Elizabethan English, you're better served skipping the KJV and reading a modern translation. I've taken to reading the New International Version, but I like The Message Translation even better.

    "Some folks rob you with a six-gun, some rob you with a fountain pen." - Woody Guthrie

    by Involuntary Exile on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 07:44:13 PM PDT

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    •  The Message shines the best (1+ / 0-)
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      during the prophetic 'announcing incoming divine judgment from on high because you've been treating other people wrong' passages.

    •  A parallel approach is great for me... (4+ / 0-)

      I'll often read a passage in several translations; the different choice of word (or turn of phrase) often proves illuminating.  I've even been known to use the Reina-Valera Spanish translation...I find that the effort of translating makes me REALLY think about it.

      If you're interested in such things, Olive Tree Software has a free Bible app for iOS/Win7/Mac/Android and a ton of free digital resouces, including several free English translations (HSCB (without notes), KJV, ESV, ASV, NET (without notes) and others).

      The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

      by wesmorgan1 on Sat Sep 21, 2013 at 08:45:02 PM PDT

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      •  Wow! (0+ / 0-)

        I speak/read zero Spanish, but have been told by those who should know that the Reina-Valera is a tough slog even for native Spanish speakers, and is like King James is for English speakers, but on steroids.

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Sun Sep 22, 2013 at 04:46:11 PM PDT

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