What Bible is Best For Bible Study?
Bible study materials are important for those wanting to study the Bible. Some people are interested in the KJV (King James Version) for their study of the Bible. Others are interested in studying the NIV (New International Version). Yet others would like to read a study book that includes all the different versions of the New Testament.
The King James Version is generally not accepted by most Protestants as the original, true Bible. However, it is acceptable to most Christians as the better English translation. Most of the New Testament Scriptures are in the KJV. It is a difficult, but not impossible task to translate the New Testament, in the KJV. The best way to do so would be to have two groups of people work together, with the translator (someone trained to translate scriptures, even in the KJV) and the reader (who understand what the translator is trying to say.)
The New Testament consists of four gospels, fifteen epistles, thirteen and fourteen letters, and three letters. It is an easy task to divide these into English words and study them as separate verses. There are so many different New Testament verses in all! It is interesting to note that there are only twelve verses in the entire New Testament where the same word is used over.
There are other translations of the New Testament, like the NIV, which is a revision of the KJV. This is more widely accepted by many believers, as it is more up to date. It has numerous interpretations and unique translations of the New Testament.
There are many places that you can study the Bible that will give you the opportunity to read in a foreign language. Many congregations have Sunday morning Bible studies where you are invited to join in for a short period of time. These include the King James Version, as well as the NIV and others.
Even if you don’t join in on the study Bible, you may want to read a Bible study book that uses the King James Version. I have found that it is a good idea to read more than one book at a time. If you only read one book, you may miss the intricacies of the Bible that you may get a great deal of out of reading many different books. By reading several different books, you are able to practice the way you read each book. This practice can then be applied to the various books you read.
The question is, “What is the best Bible for Bible study?” For me, the KJV is the best Bible for this purpose. It is perfect for my purposes, and I find that I learn far more from studying the KJV in comparison to many other Bibles.
You should consider other options for studying the Bible. The most important thing to remember is that you need to decide what makes the most sense for you. One Bible may work for some people but may not work for you.