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Which version of the bible is the most accurate?

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King James, I like the New King James version, NKJV. I also like NIV, puts in language you can understand, a language we speak today.

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The KJV is one of the worst versions, as it relies in an inferior manuscript source.
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I love NKJV.
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King James

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The "King James" New Testament is the most accurate Bible

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The most accurate and easy to understand version of the Bible is the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. This version has not omitted God's name, which is Jehovah (Psalm 83:18) and also has recorded accounts of those in the past who have made errors but have learned from them. This we can use in daily life and as a guide to follow so we can make good decisions. 2 Timothy 3:16 states that "all scripture is inspired by God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight," and this is exactly what the Bible does.

For more info please visit jw.org

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I tend to agree with the writer naming these 3 -------------
If I were to personally recommend a Bible translation, the NIV or the English Standard Version (ESV) would be it. The ESV Study Bible is the one that I use and with the margins and footnotes, I can easily reference the original work in Greek, Aramaic, or Hebrew. The New King James (NKJ) Study Bible is also a fine translation. As I said before, I have several translations and I use more than one. But a Study Bible always gives you more and better information on the scriptures and it gives you associated scriptural references from elsewhere in the Bible that have to do with the same subject, topic, or person. An example is in my ESV Study Bible, John 19:25 the Roman soldier?s caste lots for Jesus seamless tunic which fulfilled the prophecy of Him in Psalm 22:18.


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Hmmmm, many non -answers from well intentioned folks, no doubt. The most ACCURATE version will be the original, as all others are translations and by definition, less than!

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Like asking what version of Homer's Odessy is most accurate.

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I really do not think there is any real accurate translation. The originals were edited and corrupted so much I think it is impossible to get an accurate one. Every group you ask say theirs is the most, as example above where the Jehovah's Witness says theirs is, well they've been told that and so it must be so.

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seedy3 I have read a number of different translations and I use a multi eight version translation when I go out on my ministry for ones who ask the above question. I have to say though that for me the best translation I have found very good is indeed the New World Translation NWT which uses everyday common English.
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I don't think I made the statement that it was a bad translation, I only stated that they are told it's the most accurate, therefore accept the statement without question.
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the King James Version

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King James

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None. The books were written by primitive men. I mean how accurate can they be.

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KJV. Not even NKJV is as accurate

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Proverbs, pretty much covers all I need to know. as long as any version includes them, it's accurate.

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