Translation audience III: a response
Paul, my wife and I really like the CEV, largely because it speaks our English. But I recognize that it is probably not the best version for more "serious" Bible study. So, here is my question: What other Bible version would you recommend that is still written in natural English (not unnatural Bible English) but which would be better for more mature Bible readers?What do others of you think? Please try to limit your suggestions to those Bible versions which truly have natural English, English which is normally used by a wide range of English speakers from English professors to taxi drivers? (Not dumbed down English or "lowest common denominator English" but good quality literary English written in natural vernacular English.)
FWIW, from my own quantified studies of the post commonly used English versions, the following versions do not qualify has having natural English:
So what other version is left for more mature Bible readers if we include the requirement that its English be natural? NLT? GW? ISV?
Categories: audience, Bible versions, natural English