Dave (Login dpeirce) Moderator Posted Aug 21, 2010 8:30 PM
As to which version is best, I trust the KJV and the New American Catholic Bibles as my authorities. The NIV appears too political (unisex terms for God, etc), but it has very good cross references and comments. Another I particularly like is the New Living Translation/New Living Bible Paraphrase. The Amplified Bible is good for getting alternate meanings of words, almost as good as a Strong's.
Mostly, a Bible is a Bible. Some say the KJV is the only valid Bible but I don't buy that. Asking God in prayer for understanding helps greatly, and making sure my interpretations conform to what the Church has taught for the past 2000 years is also a safeguard from error.
In faith, Dave