Different versions of the Bible......different religions worshiping different God's......different stories of creation......different ideas for the after-life......Hmmmmm, funny how things get all confusing when man gets involved with the story huh?
Language is alive, I can not speak the language that my great great grandparents did, I would probably only understand half of it. Even my grandma used words that only people of her age used. She was 91. I use words my mom doesn't understand anymore.
If you can read the original Hebrew and Greek, you could make your own translation or interpretation. Most English speaking people are not able to read modern Hebrew and greek, let alone the older style used in the Bible.
Because people think they can understand it better if it is explained better. But the reality is it's The Holy Spirit who gives us the True Word Of God. The Bible says The Holy Spirit will lead you into all truths,
The large number of versions in not a matter of translation. The reason is that there are about 5,000 Greek and Latin manuscripts if the NT, and they include more variants than there are words in the NT! In some Mark 16 ends in verse 8, in others there is a short ending following verse 8, in others a long ending... So which is the "word of god"? Scholars such as textual critics try to reconstruct what the "original" was, and different scholars have different opinions. The bottom line is that the different versions are not attributed to different translations, but to different "originals"! The corollary is that if the NT were the "word if god", then you wouldn't know what that word was...
His word doesnt change. Every true Bible carries exactly the same message and content. Only the language used changes. - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:16, 17 KJV) - "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. (John 3:16, 17 ESV) - "This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right. (John 3:16-17 The Message) - For Hashem so had ahavah (agape) for the Olam Hazeh that Hashem gave the matanah (gift) [Isa 9:5 (6)] of Hashem's Ben Yechid [Gn 22:12; Prov 30:4; 8:30} so that whosoever has emunah in him may not be ne'evad (lost, perish, be ruined with destruction), but find Chayyei Olam [Daniel 12:2]. For Hashem did not send the Ben HaElohim into the Olam Hazeh that he might judge the Olam Hazeh, but that the Olam Hazeh might be brought to the Geulah (Redemption) of the Olam Haba through him (Rebbe, Melech HaMoshiach). [YESHAYAH 53:11] (Yochanan 3:16, 17 Orthodox Jewish Bible). -