Yeah, that’s not a good place to start from. Do you have a link for this, or just making conversation? Here’s an article on the continued value of the TR, and it’s offspring.
ok. I’ve been taught to avoid the NIV at all costs. I’m not familiar with the NLT, so here’s what I found on it.
Nor am I familiar with the VOICE. So, here’s what I found on it.
The goal is to learn to know God, and Jesus whom he’s sent. John 17:3, and Jer. 24:7.
The same people who discuss the above mentioned bibles-- NLT, Voice-- also discuss the NKJV.
I see nothing in there to disregard it, or consider it an inferior text.
As the goal is to learn to know God, and Jesus, my thought would be that as long as the text is accurate to the original language, it then becomes a matter of comfort with the language. As originally stated— start with the basics. The great thing is— there are websites abounding with online bibles, smartphone bible apps, with copious translations available, for satisfying anything from the neophyte’s to the most education individual’s needs.
In my day, everything was hardcopy/paper. Thus, unless you had a serious budget, being limited to a single, or a couple of different copies was the norm.
I have friends who swear by the NKJV, others who swear by the NASB, as well as the ESV, and others. I attend a church which uses the NKJV, and any time I bring up my use of the WEB, I wind up having to explain the reasoning behind it.
I selected it mainly because the bible app, MySword, does not have the NKJV included in its collection. Which is quite ironic, considering it literally includes upwards of 60-70 translations. I have asked about it, and they say there are no intentions of obtaining copyrights privileges to include it-- for free or purchase.
Apparently, MySword has 91 translations available for its users, on their website.
I stopped counting the collection on my phone, at 60. I then scrolled down further, and noticed there are more beyond my stopping point. Several more.
For my interlinear, I use the ABP, aka, Apostolic Bible Polyglot. It’s a Greek-English interlinear, with strong’s #'s included. For my Hebrew-English interlinear, I use the HiSB. It includes Hebrew, transliterated Hebrew, English, and strong’s #'s. These both are modules in the MySword app. Along with the strong’s, commentaries, etc… they keep me plenty satisfied in my learning.
OF course the latter of all this is for someone who has an android phone, and wants a good compilation of bible study tools for their weary and age-worn eyes. I never thought I’d come to appreciate a bible software program so much. I still feel young, until my body gets a say in the matter…