What type do you prefer? Verse or Paragraph format?

Discussion in 'Translations and Manuscripts' started by tellville, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Verse Format

    15 vote(s)
    45.5%
  2. Paragraph Format

    18 vote(s)
    54.5%
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  1. tellville

    tellville Puritan Board Junior

    Another Bible style poll! What do you prefer in your main study/reading Bible? Verse format (new line for every verse) or Paragraph format?
     
  2. raekwon

    raekwon Puritan Board Junior

    I find verse style pretty much unreadable.
     
  3. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    Where is the "Both" option? :)

    Seriously though, I prefer "Verse" for locating and following along in the passage, but always consult a "Paragraph" formatted text when studying as it helps me with context. :2cents:
     
  4. tellville

    tellville Puritan Board Junior

    I thought about putting a both, but then that doesn't really tell me anything. Basically, I am trying to see what your TRUE preference is by making you choose one :)
     
  5. Grymir

    Grymir Puritan Board Graduate

    Verse format! Even my beloved Cambridge "paragraph" (1st) is in verse format. Geneva too!
     
  6. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    I like Paragraph because it helps aid in both reading and comprehension for me.
     
  7. jambo

    jambo Puritan Board Senior

    I am not averse to a verse version
     
  8. Jimmy the Greek

    Jimmy the Greek Puritan Board Senior

    I began on verse version and now am so used to it, I shy away from paragraph versions. The paragraph breaks are still identified. Hmmm. Btw, are they inspired?
     
  9. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist Staff Member

    no more than the verse numbers are...
     
  10. yeutter

    yeutter Puritan Board Junior

    Both the verse and the paragraph structure are constructs imposed on the text. I prefer to read the Bible verse by verse. It slows me down and encourages me to meditate on each verse.
     
  11. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Moderator Staff Member

    In that case, I chose the "Verse" option.
     
  12. Jimmy the Greek

    Jimmy the Greek Puritan Board Senior

    The reason I asked is that I seem to remember seeing photocopies of Greek manuscripts with obvious paragraph breaks. I didn't know whether this was in the same category as the verse numbering.
     
  13. Kenneth_Murphy

    Kenneth_Murphy Puritan Board Freshman

    I don't have much first hand experience with this, so I'd like to hear what others have to say, but I've read that some like to "read aloud" the verse format best as its quicker to find your place on the page and there is often extra white space between lines making it easier to keep your place while reading as well.
     
  14. moral necessity

    moral necessity Puritan Board Junior

    I like the paragraph form. It helps me to better read the verses within their surrounding contexts.

    Blessings!
     
  15. Presbyterian Deacon

    Presbyterian Deacon Puritan Board Graduate

    Verse format for me.
     
  16. APuritansMind

    APuritansMind Puritan Board Junior

    I prefer the verse format.
     
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