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Ann
12-13-15, 02:45 PM
what do you know about this app? http://www.breakingchristiannews.com/articles/display_art.html?ID=17202

Is it an accurate translation? Does it change basic and important things?

Really hoping it is a good one but have only read about it not seen it.

Paulo
12-14-15, 03:04 PM
Sounds like it offers a few different versions and covers a load of languages. Doesn't sound like a new version or anything if that's what you're asking. Or do you mean is it being translated well into all the different languages? Not sure how much help I can be there as I only speak 2 and 2 halves languages.

Ann
12-14-15, 04:29 PM
I know it is an App and was thinking of getting it given that I only speak 1 and 1/8 language and only read 1 and a half and a quarter my main concern is accuracy of English, French, and Spanish versions mainly English. I looked useful but I know that some translations leave out or add in some pretty important things after that it will be is it easy to use on cell phone. I like blueletterbible on computer but in cell it is a super major pain.

JPPT1974
12-19-15, 12:11 PM
I never heard of it but it does sound interesting!

Rick G.
06-16-16, 03:27 PM
what do you know about this app? http://www.breakingchristiannews.com/articles/display_art.html?ID=17202

Is it an accurate translation? Does it change basic and important things?

Really hoping it is a good one but have only read about it not seen it.

A really interesting question. I began my Christian walk with the NKJV which is still my favorite, then acquired a Greek/English interlinear NIV, and an NRSV. Basically I use them all when I really dig into the scriptures. If I come to a place where I need a little clarity on some matters, I switch to my Amplified Bible. However, I know this is my fleshly opinion because God will speak to the heart through (just about) any (valid) version. But first one has to open up the Book... :glasses:

Not crazy about using "apps".. Real paper books need no batteries, and don't give off "blue" light that messes with everyone's Circadian sleep rhythms.

Ann
06-16-16, 09:07 PM
He used Balaam's donkey :) And despite what I have heard some say KJV is not what Jesus read from exclusively I like comparing versions and going interliniar but I also know that when our main source (Bible we use most) changes some concepts that it does affect us

Rick G.
06-17-16, 01:06 PM
He used Balaam's donkey :) And despite what I have heard some say KJV is not what Jesus read from exclusively I like comparing versions and going interliniar but I also know that when our main source (Bible we use most) changes some concepts that it does affect us

I think if we were to be purists in every sense of the word, we would all be studying the Torah, since that is the text that Jesus would have taught from in the temple. There have been many translations now available, and it can be confusing especially to new Christians. It sure was to me. One of my latest favorites is not any type of "Modern Englishification" of the KJV, but a full accurate translation from the original Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic texts.

The NRSV is the one I study right now, as it appears to be the closest to original documents. Please note that I said "appears"... God shows me the truth, I take nothing for granted.. :)

Bob Carabbio
08-19-16, 09:42 PM
what do you know about this app?

I've been using the "Youversion" now for about 4 years on my IPhone. It has 1385 Versions in 1021 languages available.

It's been seamless in operation, and good for looking up stuff when you have the "Address" to call up. It has a concordance, but It pretty clunky - you're NOT going to find anything in a hurry.

I use primarily the KJV, and the Hawaiian Pidgin English Version.

Is it an accurate translation? Does it change basic and important things?

It's not a "Translation" at all just a place where ALL the translations are available.

Paulo
08-25-16, 06:18 PM
Bob what are your thoughts on the extra Catholic books?

Bob Carabbio
08-25-16, 09:14 PM
Bob what are your thoughts on the extra Catholic books?

I couldn't care less about 'em, they contain NOTHING of significance and Nobody that read 'em can ever state ANYTHING of Significance in 'em - the EXCEPTION BEING the use of 2 Maccabees by Rome to bolster their "Purgatorial Sanctification" herey.

Simple as that.

Paulo
08-25-16, 09:57 PM
I find Ben Sirach speaks to me an awful lot as a book of Wisdom. I'm not a Catholic though - I'm non-denominational.

Ann
08-26-16, 03:01 PM
It is possible for there to be natural wisdom that is not the directly inspired word of God.

Paulo
08-26-16, 05:09 PM
It is possible for there to be natural wisdom that is not the directly inspired word of God.

I still haven't fully read through all of the wisdom books. But it seems to me basically yes - wisdom is more of a gift and a thing learned from living.

Ann
08-26-16, 05:40 PM
So it seems there is a gift of wisdom straight from God (1st Corinthians 12:8) and natural wisdom or what my grandmother used to call the voice of experience. And of course here is that which just tried to sound wise and can get us in a peck of trouble.

Ann
08-26-16, 05:42 PM
The boards are getting to be fun again

Paulo
08-26-16, 05:44 PM
So it seems there is a gift of wisdom straight from God (1st Corinthians 12:8) and natural wisdom or what my grandmother used to call the voice of experience.

Agreed. :) It's still a good idea to read the Wisdom books though. I just tend to find the stuff in Psalms and Proverbs a little obvious though (to me). I like Ecclesiastes a lot.

Paulo
08-26-16, 05:45 PM
the boards are getting to be fun again

:d

Bob Carabbio
08-30-16, 11:32 PM
Agreed. :) It's still a good idea to read the Wisdom books though. I just tend to find the stuff in Psalms and Proverbs a little obvious though (to me). I like Ecclesiastes a lot.

SO the story goes, "SONG of Solomon" - was written when Solomon was YOUNG, full of hope, and wild enthusiasm.

Then "Proverbs" - and he's middle aged,loaded with responsibility, and practical experience, and gives GOOD advice.

But then Ecclesiastics - He's Old, the enthusiasm is Gone, and now it's all "Vanity" nothing new under the sun - a beautiful girl becomes an old hag, - a beautiful flower withers into nothing, Treasures rust away, and "Vast plans" degenerate into Half-Vast dissapointments.

I read an article a LONG time ago that said: A person gets OLD - the minute that they realize that NOTHING WONDERFUL will happen tomorrow.

That's where Solomon with all his wisdom (and manifold dissipations) wound up - Vanity, Vanity, ALL is Vanity.

But there's still the "Blessed hope" waiting when Life is done.

Paulo
08-31-16, 08:51 AM
Well I do really like the Song of Songs as well. I'll get back to you on this, I need some time to consider what you posted.

Ann
08-31-16, 02:46 PM
I don't know of course no one could without knowing Solomon personally but it seems to me that Solomon's enthusiasm for life paralleled his walk with the Lord. When he was young he was passionate about building the temple and about doing God's thing God's way. As he got older and richer he took many foreign wives built temples for their gods and may in fact have worshiped there, focused at least in part on fulfilling the lust of his flesh and on politics and his joy dwindled.