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Questions tagged [bible-versions]

Questions about different translations/versions of the bible in general. Questions about the translation choices of a specific translation should use a version-specific tag.

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Where does the quote in 1 Corinthians 2:9 come from?

I have searched with my bible app and I don't seem to find it. 1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV 9 However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has ...
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According to Daniel 1 vs 8, why did Daniel refuse to eat the King's food?

Let us analyse why Daniel refused to eat the King's food?
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2 cor 7:12 - KJV and NIV meaning differently?

I am not a native English speaker so I am not sure if I understand the text wrong. It seems to me 2 cor 7:12 the two versions are meaning differently. kJV ..., but that our care for you in the ...
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Micah 4:14 or 5:1 - why the discrepancy?

In most translations of the Bible I have seen, it is noted that Micah 5:1 is actually Micah 4:14 in Hebrew. (see note "a") What is the cause of this discrepancy?
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Are Any Paragraphs Broken Up By Chapter Divisions?

Perhaps this isn't the best place to ask this, but it's better than the Christianity Stack Exchange, but are there any paragraphs in various Bible versions that are broken up by chapters? I am aware ...
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What version of the bible uses color coding to indicate the certainty of words attributed of Jesus?

I attended a religous college for my BS. At some point during my four years there, someone showed me a book/bible which had phrases in the new testament marked using a color code. The color the ...
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1 Corinthians 15:6 - What does “Fallen Asleep” really mean?

I'm trying to get a precise meaning /translation to the word ἐκοιμήθησαν from 1 Corinthians 15: 6 that seems to be ancient greek since os took from original greek manuscripts. I've looked for greek ...
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What is the basis of the extra text in the NASB for Romans 12:6?

Most translations are essentially along the lines of HCSB: "According to the grace given to us, we have different gifts:" But NASB adds, using capital letters to indicate the addition: "Since ...
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Why is the position of the verse marker of 1 John 2:14 inconsistent?

i.e. NASB: I have written to you, children, because you know the Father. 14I have written to you, fathers, HCSB: 14I have written to you, children, because you have come to know the ...
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Is Cain really the father of all vampires as he is cursed to drink his brother's blood, which may assimilate the essential feature of vampires. [closed]

I was every now and then accumulating the description that Cain is the father of all vampires as I constantly read various tales though some of them are not really strictly quoted from the ...
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ShakeSpeare connection in the King James Bible

In the book of Psalms chapter 46 Countdown 46 words from the beginning of this psalm and you will find the word "Shake." Count up 46 words from the end of this psalm and you will find the word "Spear."...
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Proverbs 26:10 - Are modern translations right to involve an 'archer'?

I'm trying to interpret Proverbs 26:10, but as I've attempted to cross-reference more and more sources, I keep finding radically different translations: "Like an archer who wounds at random, so is ...
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Matthew 17:20: Unbelief or Little Faith?

"So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and ...
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Is the *Good News* translation of Isaiah 3:12 accurate? [duplicate]

The Good News Bible by the Bible Societies/Collins, a division of Harper Collins Publishers reads: Money lenders oppress my people and creditors cheat them." More info: It's a bible that belongs ...
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Statistically, how similar is the NIV to other translations such as the RSV?

In "The advantages of the ESV" by Wayne Grudem, he states that the 2001 edition of the ESV is "92% RSV, 8% modified, or 60,000 words" (from the RSV): This sounds like strong confirmation of the well-...
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Chapter and verse numbers in Greek vs Hebrew/Aramaic [closed]

What differences in chapter and verse numbers are between Greek and Hebrew/Aramaic? For instance here, differences are scattered in footnotes of each chapter. Where to find a list of all differences ...
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Did Abraham lose track of a visitor?

In Gen 18:1-2 the Lord appeared to Abraham, who then looked up and saw 3 visitors. When they began to leave, visitors turned and walked toward Sodom while the Lord remained to talk with Abraham. ...
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What is the original Number of the Beast?

Seems trivial question, because 666 had been widely accepted as the original. However if you investigate further different early versions of the Book of Revelation, they gave different Numbers of the ...
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Winter refers to what climate

I believe the Bible mentions "winter" a total of 16 times. (I am hopeful the following is an appropriate question) For example Matthew 24:20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or ...
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Different versings of Genesis 32

Christian versions of the Bible seem to have a different versing scheme than Jewish ones for Genesis chapter 32. What is the first verse in the Hebrew versions is the last verse of 31 in the Jewish ...
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How to interpret Isaiah 9:6? [duplicate]

Jews: For a child has been born to us, a son given to us, and the authority is upon his shoulder, and the wondrous adviser, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, called his name, "the prince of ...
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Who were the scholars responsible for the New English Translation?

According to Bible.org, in the section entitled "Preface," [The NET Bible] was completed by more than 25 scholars – experts in the original biblical languages – who worked directly from the best ...
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What language are people translating the Bible from?

Say a publisher or other organization creates "a new translation" of the Bible: What's the source text? Are they experts in ancient Aramaic? What exactly is the text being translated from in modern ...
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What has changed in Biblical scholarship since the Jerusalem Bible (1966) was published?

I have been reading through the Jerusalem Bible, published by the Roman Catholic Church, and have found a lot of pleasure in the copious footnotes and the surprisingly readable text. Obviously the ...
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When a new translation of the Bible is created

When a new translation of the Bible is created or revised (such as NIV) do they go back to the original text and re-translate? Or do they change an existing version? I realize that this may have ...
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Is there a published version of the Bible, where the text is ordered chronologically in the order it was written?

Has there been a published version of the Bible where the text was ordered in the order it is best assumed that it was written? I'm not interested in a version that is ordered in a chronological ...
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Who is an authority on what can be called a “Bible”? [closed]

(I'm not entirely sure whether this question is in scope of this SE, but this appears to be the SE closest to the issue) In Poland, there is a region called Silesia, which is inhabited by people ...