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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

ESV conjectures in Jeremiah 18:14

2 Comments:

At Wed Apr 19, 03:24:00 AM, Blogger Joe said...

A very interesting article!

Question: I get asked a lot by laymen about which translation one should use.
What is the best response to this question?

 
At Wed Apr 19, 08:12:00 AM, Blogger Wayne Leman said...

Question: I get asked a lot by laymen about which translation one should use.
What is the best response to this question?


There is no single answer for this important question. The answer requires several questions to be asked first, including:

1. What audience is going to use the translation?
2. What kind of English does this audience prefer in a Bible? More natural English? Or Bible English?
3. What will the translation be used for? Mostly devotional reading? Serious Bible study?
4. Does your church already use a good Bible version as its pew Bible?

When these questions are answered, one can often help the questioner narrow the options of Bible versions down to one to three good ones which would fit their situation.

Joe, I'm going to make a post out of this question since it is so frequently asked and it is an important question.

 

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