How to Treat different Bible Versions?

“This will be my third visit to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.”2 Corinthians‬ ‭13:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Different Bible versions were mostly translated by experts. Say, NIV version, it is said that; A team of 15 biblical scholars, representing a variety of denominations, worked from the oldest copies of reliable texts, variously written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek worked on this version. While one hundred twenty scholars from twenty-four different denominations worked on the CEB version. Other versions also were translated in the same manner.

Having said the above and using the principle in 2 Corinthians 13:1. I prefer to treat the different bible versions as like Doctors as I acknowledged that scholars have the acquired expertise to translate the original manuscript. It would be foolish for me to correct a scholar on how he /she should have translated the manuscript when I myself cannot even read the original source where the translation is based upon.

  • Dr. KJV
  • Dr. NKJV
  • Dr. NIV
  • Dr. NLT
  • Dr. CEB
  • Dr. NWT
  • Dr. ASV

And, many others.

Suppose I’m in doubt with Dr. KJV. What I would do is to consult with other Doctors like say, Dr. NKJV. And, if I’m still not satisfied with the diagnose, I again look for a 3rd opinion and so on and on. Two to three or more experts agreeing on the same thought, it probably is the correct diagnose.

This approach for me is one way to avoid confirmation bias.

Read: God gives life and saves it in the beginning

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