Inspiration and clarification

Having been reared with the King James Version, I love the spiritual power conveyed through the wording of many books, chapters, and verses, and the poetry of Psalms and Proverbs. It’s a noble literary and spiritual heritage. 

I also appreciate the New King James, which stays very close to the KJV while correcting obvious mistakes and replacing archaic words such as thou and ye with today’s you. However, if I’m looking for real clarification, I generally turn to one of these translations:

I very much appreciate The Message for its overview of the entire Bible. No longer do those aspiring to read through the whole Bible have to get stuck because they lack the sheer willpower to plow through difficult parts or tedious wording. The Message is often a real page-turner. (I’m thinking here of the stories of King David from his youth through his reign.) I love the extraordinarily thoughtful introductions to each Old and New Testament book. They inspire the reader by clarifying the spiritual purpose of each. 

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April 29, 2013

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