- Mar 15, 2017
I have an Amplified Bible, NIV, Good News, Living Bible, ESV, NKJV and KJV on my shelves. When I was a teen, my favourite was the Good News with the yellow cover and the pictures! Later I liked the Amplified (but it was slow going). I have only gone to the KJV and NKJV more recently as I noticed how many verses the modern versions redact or modify. As these modifications are the results of committees who (IMO) overestimate the value of the Alexandrian type texts, I prefer not to let them decide what I get to read in my Bible!Im just saying that I wouldnt personally use other Bibles as a reference unless I had to knowing what I know now. God used the NASB and ESV to cause growth within me, but I will only use another bible to help others understand if they have trouble understanding KJV, because I know its hard to understand for many including myself once upon a time. Now I can read KJV pretty fluidly and understand it.