Which Bible Translation

by moreconfusedthanever 22 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • moreconfusedthanever

    I have seen a few comments about the NWT being an altered version of the bible and I must admit that when they released the new one it did not sit right with me.

    I want to read the bible but not the NWT. I also do not want to read one that has the thee and thou and ye etc because that will do my head in.

    What translations do you recommend?

  • Ding

    NASB (New American Standard Bible)

    NIV (New International Version)

    ESV (English Standard Version)

  • Doubtfully Yours
    Doubtfully Yours

    How to know if these versions are just like the NWT, translated in a way to fit some particular Christian dogma?!


  • Searching

    I use the New King James Version (NKJV) but thats just a personal preference, since it was the Bible we used to own before getting the NWT.

  • LevelThePlayingField

    I have found the NIV to be good.

  • moreconfusedthanever
  • menrov

    NET - New English Translation via https://lumina.bible.org/

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy

    Easy answer - don't use one, use several - and when you feel impelled to compare contrasting verses, seek out a Hebrew/Greek concordance on-line to establish which translation is nearer the original meaning.

    You'll eventually see that various translations have been lazy/doctrinally biased, and simply plagiarised other badly translated verses; e.g Revelation 5:10 - "And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." (King James Version)

    The RNWT copied the word 'kings' - instead of using 'kingdom' as other Bibles do, and changed the Greek word for 'on' into 'over.' Some other translations do likewise.

  • pale.emperor

    New International Version is a fine translation. I beleive it's used and accepted my the majority of scholars.

    I own a few, i'd recommend ESV Student Study Bible. I was amazed. Clear translation with footnotes and deeper insights for each verse. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Student-Study-Bible-Standard-Anglicised/dp/0007453272

  • AverageJoe1

    If you understand Patwa, then I'd go for Di Jamiekan Nyuu Testiment (JNT) as it makes Bible reading so much more fun, especially when reading Jesus' words with a Jamaican accent!

    You can read it online here:


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