Which Bible is best for me?

A lot of Christian blogs and web sites feature a page called “What is the best Bible?” Usually, after a brief explanation of the various translation processes and nary a word about the original manuscripts, they present a few random verses from all the Bibles, and come to no conclusions whatsoever. So I thought I’d, in the interests of fairness, do the same!

The Doctrine of the Trinity – Father Son & Holy Spirit

7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 1 John 5:7 (KJV)

7 So we have these three witnesses 1 John 5:7 (NLT)

For there are three that testify: (1 John 5:7, HCSB)

For there are three that testify, (1 John 5:7, NET)

And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is true. (1 John 5:7 BBE)

For there are three that testify: (1 John 5:7 ESV)

And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is the truth. (1 John 5:7 RSV)

There you go. Which version do you like best? And, which one is the most accurate?


Author: philipdean2013

Seminary graduate with a Ba. in Theology/Pastoral Studies, Happily married, Independent Baptist. I can't keep silent about what I see going on in Christianity any longer! Apostasy reigns around us, churches are sliding into worldiness, a whitewashed Gospel is preached everywhere... "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Jeremiah 6:16 (KJV) So, I'm speaking out. ...Why aren't you???