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Please do not take offense as I am new to it all, but after doing a bit of research, in my opinion the KJV is the most accurate, non manipulated translation of the bible, and the NKJV was recommended as an easier supplement. However, where to order these from? As I only started wanting to read scripture last month, I have little idea on where to purchase them from. I understand there are different vendors?

Internet searches have proven other bible translations to be missing or manipulating key ideas, texts and even downright omitting some.

I am also going to order the Halleluyah Scriptures someday when I have some money, found here: https://www.halleluyahscriptures.com/

Please recommend me the exact vendor to order from online, thank you very much.

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  • Hi, welcome to the site. I'm not sure if your question will get closed as "off-topic", but I added the reference request tag. In any event, almost any Christian bookstore will sell you a KJV; you can also buy one online May 19 at 20:28
  • Unfortunately for me, there are no Christian bookstores around me. My suggestion to you would be to download e-sword. You can download many different bibles to try. Also, it makes it much easier to to compare certain translations. Also, try Blue Letter Bible website. Their app is my go to. I use the KJV with the YLT in parallel, because while KJV is accurate for the most part, it will never be 100% for the Old Testament unless you can read Hebrew. Hebrew can be translated in many different ways, hence why there's so many translations. But, those are the resources I use - free too!
    – user42370
    May 19 at 20:35
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    thank you for the great recommendation of E-sword May 19 at 21:01
  • All the KJVs you can find are likely to be the same. It shouldn't matter where you get one from.
    – curiousdannii
    May 19 at 21:10
  • Since you have access to the internet, you could also try biblehub.com or any other online bible translation sites.
    – agarza
    May 19 at 21:32
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That 'Halleluyah Scriptures' website looks like a scam, to me, and this question may be a form of 'advertisement'. Dunno. Since the website says it offers a free copy of their book, not sure why one would wait til they had enough money?

However, just in case the OP is sincere, I'll answer the primary question:

To me, the best KJV is "The Companion Bible" (TCB) - Enlarged Type Edition - by E.W. Bullinger. It has In-Page Notes that show underlying Hebrew and Greek that are very helpful, plus much more.

It can be found on Amazon.com sometimes at a really good price ($20 or so). At Christianbook.com, it is $46, enlarged type.

Though the enlarged-type edition is the size of a piece of paper, it makes the In-Page Notes easier to read and there is a wide margin for notes (always a plus).

If you want to view it online to check it out:

http://www.heavendwellers.com/hd_complete_companion_bible.htm

Note: This online site does not show the 198 Appendixes in the back of the TCB. You can see them here:

https://levendwater.org/companion/index_companion.html

(The Appendixes can also be purchased separately on Amazon at a low price, at times, which is easier for referring to them.)

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  • Oh no my post is genuine thank you. May 20 at 7:19
  • Yes the website implies that they are struggling and if you order a free one it could take longer. Anyway I feel like I can afford to support them so I will order one from there when I do get some money. I do not believe it to be a scam though nothing and nobody is perfect. May 20 at 7:56
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Please understand, there is no one translation of Bible scripture that one should follow. You should always use a combination of scriptures. The reason for this...we do not have the first and therefore original manuscript!

To answer your question directly, you can find a great online resource of bible translations at biblehub.com

It by default accesses the Berean Study Bible, however, it is easy from the drop down menus to change to a very large range of Bible translations including the KJV and New KJV if that is your preference.

Might I also suggest that you do some reading about the history of the sources of the various bible translations,codex's and papyri.

Start with key phrases/words such as -The Latin Vulgate by Jerome, -Codex Sinaiticus, -Codex Alexandrinus, -Textus Receptus

If you look at the history of the above codex's for example, you will quickly realise that is it impossible to say that the KJV is the true authoritative source of scripture. I personally prefer the KJV and New King James myself. However, surprisingly, I have actually found that some other bible translations based on different manuscripts other than Textus Receptus have more doctrinally accurate content. In other cases, the opposite is true...therefore my advice to read a variety of translations to ensure you have the most consistent text!

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    "You should always use a combination of scriptures. The reason for this...we do not have the first and therefore original manuscript!" Well, there is that, in the sense that the KJV and a few other translations follow one set of Greek manuscripts, while most other English translations follow another set, with some differences. But the real reason is that there is no one correct way to translate from one language to another. It is also the case that the English when the KJV was translated is different from the English(es) of today. And none of us speaks that older English natively. May 20 at 3:55
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    The KJV is definitely a solid choice. It was translated in a time when men had to be willing to put their lives at stake -- perhaps literally -- in order to do such a work as that of providing the common people with the Bible in their own language. Modern copyrighted Bibles, in order to keep the cash registers ticking, have been required, under copyright law, to substantially change the text so that it's a certain percentage different (I've heard the bar is set at 15%). Following such a policy is not conducive to an accurate translation of the Word of God.
    – Polyhat
    May 20 at 15:11
  • @Polyhat all writings are open to corruption and this is point and example that supports the argument one should not choose only 1 translation. Dr James White talks extensively about this. An example is 1John5:7...the KJV version of this text is clearly authored by a later influence. IT is out of context with the theme of that passage in 1John 5:1-8 (simply explaining that the Spirit is truth!). One could add in a parallel with The Father, Son and Holy Spirit, however, this is not the context of that passage of scripture!. 1John 5 is not about the Trinity!
    – Adam
    May 20 at 22:41
  • Actually i would argue that anyone who takes such an interest in !John5 should be asking themselves how such a widely used Trinitarian text could be so carefully explored, and hotly debated, and yet those within that group who are Sunday worshipers could ignore 1John 5:3 "For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments." Did Jesus not say we are to live by a new commandment " Love"? Here is the definition of what he meant...keep the commandments!
    – Adam
    May 20 at 22:50

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