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    I have been reading the NKJ version and i'm doing okay with understand. I was curious, anyone know of a bible that breaks down the bible a little bit better and more clear?

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    I liked good Newws for Modern Man. Nice illustrations too. But churches complained the title was sexist. They coul dhave changed it to 'Good News for Modern People.' Instead they let it go out of print. What a shame. Now they have something called 'The Message.' That's what the churches say is better. But it doesn't have the great illustrations (
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    I was raised with D-R, I find it much more clearer than most

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    Ive heard the New Living Translation is the best version for understanding and getting to grips with the feelings of God. However Id recommend you read it side by side with a non paraphrase like the NKJV, ESV, or NASB.

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    Thanks guys. I will definitely try them out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lad View Post
    Ive heard the New Living Translation is the best version for understanding and getting to grips with the feelings of God. However Id recommend you read it side by side with a non paraphrase like the NKJV, ESV, or NASB.
    I second that the NLT is the easiest to understand as far as sounding like plain, everyday english. The New International Version is very easy too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USNCorpsman76 View Post
    I was raised with D-R, I find it much more clearer than most
    I love the D-R, and the KJV. My two faves
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    1 Corinthians 15:52 KJV:
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    Well if you mean literally 'breaking down' into parts... Its the Amplified Bible, just check it out for yourself and see what i mean.
    And if you wanna really understand the Bible, read it with patience and let the Holy Spirit guide you.
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    For me i prefer the bible that is difficult to understand!.. And when i'm not getting it, i check the easier ones.

    The easy bible versions are boring to read. Just saying though

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    I do enjoy reading complex versions of the bible, but what's the point if you don't understand what he is trying to teach you? I figure I could read a simplified bible, then read a more complex version. I would understand alot better
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    To be honest, when I understand most of the bible, I will upgrade to a complex one, which will give me a greater, and deeper understanding. Don't try to fly before you have even left the ground.

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    I think NIV or NKJV (new kings james version I think)

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    I read the Message and its really simple to understand.

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    amplified or the message

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    Quote Originally Posted by shemaiah View Post
    Well if you mean literally 'breaking down' into parts... Its the Amplified Bible, just check it out for yourself and see what i mean.
    And if you wanna really understand the Bible, read it with patience and let the Holy Spirit guide you.
    Yes the Amplified Bible will expalin symbolism to you and even put it in culture context in some verse.

    But it's good to have it next to a literal translation. I have a NKJV/AMP paraelle Bible. Paraelle bibles are good for looking at more than one version at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bands409 View Post
    I have been reading the NKJ version and i'm doing okay with understand. I was curious, anyone know of a bible that breaks down the bible a little bit better and more clear?
    Use an old dictionary.
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    If you use perverted versions,then in no time they will come with a revised amplified version of kjv too,that will be having much verses removed.
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    Use an old dictionary,and be willing to sweat and learn.
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    I agree with you Ji.

    When I was 18 two Reformed Priests (Presbyterian and Lutheran) convinced me that the Bible was written thousands of years ago and we don't know who actually wrote it. Since the professionals didn't believe it I turned my back on Christ and the Bible. I went Hindu/Buddhist. After experiencing God at the age of 40, I started studying the Bible, and sat with 7 versions to get a better understanding, and found that the different versions are not compatible and in some places contradict each other. Going back into the historical record I ended with being convinced that the Majority Text and therefore the KJV (in English) is the most accurate. The old style language is there to better show what the Greek and Hebrew language is implying. Even in the 1600s the use of "ye" and "thou" etc. had been dropped for the current modern usage of "you." Accepting the archaic language has a definite purpose can maybe help overcome the barrier to reading the KJV. Saying "You are saved" can be plural or singular, but "Ye are saved" and "Thou art saved" makes that clear.

    The older terms used are found in a good dictionary as you pointed out, Ji, and there are not that many. I have a Strong's dictionary that helps me interpret difficult passages. Quite soon I was KJV literate and I have no difficulty with the KJV's English.

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    This thread is TWO YEARS OLD. Seriously people.
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    Default Re: Easiest bible version?

    When I first became a Christian, I used "The Living Bible" for a couple of years, found it very understandable, then moved on to the Revised Authorised Version, which unfortunately is no longer in print.

    So, have a look at "The Living Bible" and also the Amplified Bible is worth having a look at...

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