Friday, September 6, 2013


In recent years controversy has been brewing over the New International Version of the Bible. The 1984 version has been one of the most-loved and most-used of all Bible versions, but a few years ago the editorial staff made some decisions that produced a newer version that many find unacceptable. The original version is no longer in print, nor is it available online as it used to be (at Cripplegate has a good article about it called "Farewell, NIV" if you want to read more.

My NIV (1984) is still in pretty good shape so I won't be switching to another version just yet. What about you? Have you switched? Do you have a recommendation for a good, solid translation?


Becky said...

My favorite translation is the ESV. Though I don't really have *just one* favorite.

debbie bailey said...

I have a 1978 NIV and a KJV given to me in 1966. I read the NIV when I want to read several pages as story, but I read my KJV for the Psalms and Proverbs and when I feel nostalgic for my childhood. The poetry and cadence of the KJV are just so beautiful.

Heather said...

I still use my NIV 1984 edition and noticed that Biblegateway no longer offers that edition on their website.
I think I will go hunt down some used copies before they go expensive or extinct.