The three oldest known nearly-complete (major) manuscripts of the New Testament available for use today are those designated the Sinaitic, the Vatican 1209 (3rd century), and the Alexandrian (5th century). The Sinaitic and the Vatican 1209, were written about the same time. The Sinaitic, however, is complete. The Vatican has a number of omissions, including the entire Book of Revelation. The Sinaitic manuscript is so named from the place it was found in a convent at the foot of Mt. Sinai. It was discovered by the great German scholar, Dr. Tischendorf, in 1859. http://www.bibletruthkeys.com/bible_translated.htm#THREE%20OLDEST%20MANUSCRIPTS
thats the problem,, there is no real translation of bible in the world at the moment,, there have been so many alterations, u cannot say that the words infront of u are indeed God's words or not_ its not trustable any more_
The Douay Rheims, Catholic Bible, is the single most accurate English translation of the Bible in existence, it is a strict translation that is taken directly from the Latin Vulgate, and the only issue with it is that occasionally, such as in some of Pauls letters, the Word "love" is accidentaly mistranslated as "charity" and vice versa in other places. Keep In mind though, that this translation requires a high reading comprehension level, as the translation's text was translated in the 1500's, and for that reason, I have provided a second option.
The second most accurate translation, is the New American Catholic Bible. which is a slightly less strict translation from the Vulgate.
Using a Protestant version of the Bible is not a good idea, as every single protestant Bible, contains the changes which Martin Luther put into it base upon his own opinion, including the removal of seven books, the alteration of the Lord's Prayer, the alteration of Paul's letter to the Romans, removal of several verses from Esther and Daniel, and many other things that he removed based only upon his personal opinion.
FamouslyAnonymous is right, so many translations, over and over. There is no "correct" bible. There are newer versions, which there shouldn't be. I don't understand how anyone could believe it. It's like believing scientology, which we know for a fact is fake because there was a bet between two authors to see if they could make a religion.