Why Choose the KJV or NKJV over the NIV, NASB, or ESV? or visa versa - link

I haven't written much on my views when it comes to what English version of the Bible I prefer.  This will probably be one of my first posts concerning this issue. I was raised in a church that used the NIV as their main text to read out of, but after I recieved Christ in the Baptist tradition, I picked up a KJV, and then began to notice differences.  Then, I went through a long series of study and research, and in some way am still not done.  I will probably share my journey on another post, but for now I will leave a link with you to ponder.  Currently I prefer the Byzantine set of NT manuscripts (ie..NKJV or KJV) over the Alexandrian set of NT manuscripts or "Critical Text" (ie..NIV, NASB, RSV, ESV, NLT, HCSB, etc.....).  I think that this issue is widely overlooked due to the fact that the Critical Text has won the day among modern scholars.  The basic basis for their stance hones in on the fact that the Critical Text is older than most of the other manuscripts, and therefore should be given preference.  I disagree mostly with that premise, but won't elaborate on it at the momet.  However, what I will do, is leave you with a link to check out. It is a forum where some Reformed Christians discuss the issue between using the NKJV and the ESV, and if you would like to look at some further information on the Greek Manuscripts, check out my section at the bottom of the page concerning Biblical manuscripts. I hope that these links are helpful.

 Why choose the NKJV over the ESV (or vice-versa)


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