Down-to-earth language appreciated

When I do not understand the meaning of a Bible quote from the King James Version, I go to the New International Version, which is my favorite. Sometimes I refer to a Bible translated into the German language, which is my mother tongue and which I still understand. These translations usually help me to comprehend the meaning. 

The New International Version inspires and informs me because the language is plain, of the present day. It helps me get past the old verb forms and archaisms of the King James Version.

The preface to the New International Version explains: “Concern for clear and natural English … motivated the translators and consultants. …

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