Does Your Household All Use The Same Bible Translation?

Discussion in 'Family Forum' started by Rutherglen1794, May 22, 2018.

  1. Everyone reads from the same (primary) translation.

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  2. Different members of my household have different primary translations.

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  1. Rutherglen1794

    Rutherglen1794 Puritan Board Sophomore

    Does your entire family use the same (primary) Bible translation; or, do different members prefer different translations? If different, how does this affect times spent looking at the word together; and how do these times look, practically speaking?
  2. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

    While my family is not interested in details like I am, we all typically use the NIV.
  3. Jack K

    Jack K Puritan Board Professor

    We're all fairly similar in that we all use multiple translations, depending on the purpose. We proudly take Bible geekiness to new heights!
  4. Tom Hart

    Tom Hart Puritan Board Junior

    Ours is a bilingual family, so different translations are something of a necessity!
  5. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    I'm the only one in the household and I use a variety of translations ;-)

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  6. Doulos McKenzie

    Doulos McKenzie Puritan Board Freshman

    My father amd mother both use the NASB while both my older siblings use the ESV. I used to use the ESV but recently I jumped to the KJV as my main translation. My younger sister who is in early high school uses the CSB but she used to use the ESV. Both my super young brother and sister use the NIV. Usually for family worship the ESV is used.
  7. Joshua

    Joshua Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, we do.

    For private study, I like the KJV, but for devotional reading I prefer the KJV. The KJV is a favorite of mine, and I also really like the KJV. Me and my household use the KJV.

    P.S. - Are you familiar with the KJV? It, too, is a superb translation all around.
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  8. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    My wife and I have and use all the major translations except NIV (there's one laying around somewhere, probably at the bottom of a storage bin). We also have several different Greek editions and two different Hebrew editions.

    My wife's primary use is NKJV, but she will sometimes go through the ESV just to catch some of what she calls "editorial indiscretions." Having read through it a few times, it is more a novelty than a primary translation for her. I pretty much don't like it or the NASB simply for their respective styles.

    My daily reader is KJV.

    We have no problem with different translations--often we go to the Greek or Hebrew to see for ourselves what was behind a particular translation choice.
  9. Josh Williamson

    Josh Williamson Puritan Board Freshman

    I use the NKJV for private reading and preaching. My wife uses the ESV, but for family worship we use the AV. Our home church also uses the NKJV.
  10. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    Vaguely. Tell me more, Josh. ;)
  11. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    Wife uses NASB. Daughter now uses CSB and NIV. I use CSB, KJV and now more and more RV1960 and couple other Spanish translations.
  12. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Doctor

    I use the ESV. My son, whom I thought I had trained well, uses the NASB.
  13. Brian R.

    Brian R. Puritan Board Freshman

    I'm with Josh. My wife, seven children, and I all use the KJV exclusively. That's not to say I won't consult another translation occasionally for comparison, but all of our reading, study, and worship are done with the KJV.
  14. Gabriel Barnes

    Gabriel Barnes Puritan Board Freshman

    Everyone in my family uses the KJV.
  15. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Doctor

    Different translations in my household, as my wife still has and uses the Niv study bible Niv, bought for her when we married 20 years ago, my boys use the Nlt, and I use both Nas/Esv.
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  16. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable

    I use the KJV or NKJV primarily, while my wife preferred the updated NLT, which basically reads as a poor man's commentary to measure my holding forth using the KJV/NKJV. Made for lively discussions, too. ;)
  17. Scott Bushey

    Scott Bushey Puritan Board Doctor


    same with me; My wife seems to prefer the ESV.
  18. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    When the kids were little we all used the AV. Now it's just my wife and I and we still use the AV.
  19. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    GulfCoast Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    I use the AV/ESV, my wife likes the CSB, and the dogs are totally remiss in their daily reading.
  20. yeutter

    yeutter Puritan Board Senior

    I use the Authorized Version. My wife uses the Nepali translation recently published by the Trinitarian Bible Society. She also uses Judson's Burmese translation. When she does use an English translation she uses the KJV and consults the ESV at times. I am more inclined to consult Young's, the ASV, and Geneva.
  21. KMK

    KMK Administrator Staff Member

    As far as I know, my household of 11 uses the KJV exclusively. However, we all use electronic devices to read from, so it is kind of hard to tell.

    (Don't bother pointing out the irony of a family that reads a 17th century book on 21st century devices.)
  22. Von

    Von Puritan Board Freshman

    So typical...
    That's why they will be outside the kingdom (Rev 22:15)

    I use the 1953 Afrikaans translation as well as the NIV.
    My wife reads the ESV.
    Our kids are being taught from the 1983 Afrikaans translation.
  23. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Moderator Staff Member

    I thought you switched to the CSB?
  24. Josh Williamson

    Josh Williamson Puritan Board Freshman

    No, I tested out the CSB last year, but found it too American. Congregations here found the translation distracting.
  25. Rutherglen1794

    Rutherglen1794 Puritan Board Sophomore

    Thanks for the responses. I've thought, and posted, about this topic before; but since Inhave been reading a pre-updated NASB, it got me thinking again. My wife uses the ESV, as does our pastor.
  26. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Doctor

    what would too American refer to?
  27. Rutherglen1794

    Rutherglen1794 Puritan Board Sophomore

    Poor English, choppy sentences, and vulgar to the point of lacking any hint of majesty in the language?
  28. ZackF

    ZackF Puritan Board Graduate

    All of my best qualities in one sentence!!
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  29. Rutherglen1794

    Rutherglen1794 Puritan Board Sophomore

    Yankee Doodle came to town riding on a pony?

    In all seriousness, I'm interested to hear the answer to the question of how the CSB is too American as well.
  30. Bill The Baptist

    Bill The Baptist Puritan Board Graduate

    Tell us how you really feel ;)
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