Hi there! Happy Sunday to you. 😊💛 This is going to be a quick, fun post that I’m sharing with you on this fine weekend. I spent yesterday afternoon going to different stores with my dad (which was very enjoyable, by the way!), so I wasn’t able to do much in relation to blogging. As I write this, it is now 10:44 PM my time on Saturday night and I’d love to go to bed. 😂👌🏼 This is blogging dedication at its finest, y’all! (I’m suddenly very southern 😳😂)
Anyway, life update aside, today’s post is a cool, informative one that I’ve been wanting to share for the past few days. As you may know, there are MANY English versions of the Bible (I haven’t counted … maybe a few hundred?), so it’s important to know which ones you enjoy the most. I’ve been an avid reader and studier of the Bible for the last seven years or so, so over time, I have come across the three main translations that I understand the most and get a lot out of. I’d like to share them with you! (Make sure you let me know your favorite translations in the comments below 😊💕)
AMPC. (Amplified Classic) THIS VERSION. 💜 If it weren’t for this absolute blessing in my life, I wouldn’t understand the Bible a fraction as well as I do now! While it’s not enjoyable for read-alouds, it is the best companion for Bible studies, when you’re wanting to deeply understand a certain verse/passage, and when you want to truly picture what the writers are conveying. I love it. If you haven’t studied the Amplified Classic version before, I deeply recommend it!
NLT. (New Living Translation) I just started studying the Bible using this one recently, and it really helps me to understand the Old Testament! I haven’t had much experience with it before now, but I’m already thoroughly enjoying it. 💕
NKJV. (New King James Version) I remember thinking this version was a breath of fresh air when compared to the KJV! 😂👌🏼 That was when I was younger, but I still think the oldest English edition of the Bible is quite a doozy. The NKJV is awesome for studying, as well. I’d have to compare it more with the NLT to decide which one I like more.
The three versions I’ve mentioned are the first that come to my mind, but there are plenty of others I’ve enjoyed over the years! For example, NASB (New American Standard Bible), NIV (New International Version), and ESV (English Standard Version).
I know that different people struggle with the fact that we have so many English translations, because that leaves a lot of room for man’s interpretation of the Bible. However, I also think that it’s beautiful that we have so many different translations of the Lord’s Word, because then we’re able to make the decision of reading and studying the version that speaks the most to our hearts. ❤️
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you have a beautiful day. (: As a quick side note, please keep Pittsburgh in your prayers! I saw on the news yesterday that something tragic happened there. Please pray for all of the families and law enforcement involved. 💖🙏🏻💖 Prayer changes lives!
May your Sunday be blessed. x