There are a number of different English versions of the Bible available. Which is the best Bible translation?
Some English translations of the Bible try, in various degrees, to stay true to the manuscript text, while others take more leeway. Some English translations are really not translations at all but are re-wordings that express the translators’ opinions about what the biblical text means.
The best way to understand the differences in the various English versions of the Bible is to take an example and compare how it is translated in different versions.
In this episode, we look at a short passage from Exodus 4 in six popular English versions of the Bible. We look at the passage in the King James Version, the New King James Version, the New Revised Standard Version, the New International Version, the Living Bible, and the Message.
Which give an accurate translation and which guide you to a certain interpretation of the passage?