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  • NIV 1978 > 1984 > 2011 So-So, better now worse.

    In 1978 I got a copy of this new translation. Act 2:38 had a problem.

    My 1984 version is OK. Acts 2:38 was fixed by the publisher. I like the foot notes in the OT. As a translation again still so-so. It is touted to be easier to understand.

    The 2011 edition is gotten worse. Singulars are translated as plurals. "brethren" is translated "men and women." Really.

    Now here is an article regarding other matters on this: http://brandplucked.webs.com/whatabouttheniv2011.htm
    . . . the Gospel of Christ, for it is [the] power of God to salvation to every [one] believing, . . . -- Romans 1:16.

    . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: . . . -- 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4.

    Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: . . . -- 1 John 5:1.

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    Originally posted by 37818 View Post
    Now here is an article regarding other matters on this: http://brandplucked.webs.com/whatabouttheniv2011.htm

    What's wrong with the Vatican/RCC being allied with the UBS/Nestle-Aland editors in the quest to ascertain the most likely-to-be-accurate NT Greek text?

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      Originally posted by John Reece View Post
      What's wrong with the Vatican/RCC being allied with the UBS/Nestle-Aland editors in the quest to ascertain the most likely-to-be-accurate NT Greek text?
      The author is merely poisoning the well. The KJO crowd often resorts to that tactic, in my experience.

      I've never particularly cared for the NIV (too bland), and Zondervan's over-abundant myriads of packaging for the text rubs me the wrong way.
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        Originally posted by John Reece View Post
        What's wrong with the Vatican/RCC being allied with the UBS/Nestle-Aland editors in the quest to ascertain the most likely-to-be-accurate NT Greek text?
        Did that NA Greek NT change enough between 1984 to 2011 to justify those changes in translation? I do not think so.

        Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
        The author is merely poisoning the well. The KJO crowd often resorts to that tactic, in my experience.

        I've never particularly cared for the NIV (too bland), and Zondervan's over-abundant myriads of packaging for the text rubs me the wrong way.
        My bad. I was looking at the NIV to NIV translation changes. I failed to notice the tell tale "KJB" for KJV. Sorry about that. And worse yet on my part, I totally overlooked the obvious "Another King James Bible Believer."

        While I do use the KJV as my primary bible translation, I am not a KJV onliest.
        . . . the Gospel of Christ, for it is [the] power of God to salvation to every [one] believing, . . . -- Romans 1:16.

        . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: . . . -- 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4.

        Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: . . . -- 1 John 5:1.

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