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Featured Which Bible Version does your church use?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by redleghunter, May 13, 2019.

  1. redleghunter

    redleghunter Thank You Jesus! Supporter

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    Not looking for personal choice, but what Bible versions are found in your pews? I would also assume that is the Bible version your pastor preaches/teaches from as they can say "please turn to page #X."

    I know in my church most bring their personal Bible or device with a Bible App.

    For my church we use the ESV. I went to a friend's LCMS Lutheran church for the baptism of his twin grandkids. I noticed the ESV in the pews there.
     
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  2. Hammster

    Hammster Sometimes nothin can be a real cool hand. Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    The pastors use the ESV. The associate pastor used to use the NASB (I think they both did at one point) but changed to the ESV, at least for preaching, so that there would be continuity since we go through books of the Bible.
     
  3. yeshuaslavejeff

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    ALL of them. (well, there's a few so bad not to be used, but for a while maybe)
     
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  4. St_Worm2

    St_Worm2 Senior Member Supporter

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    Pew Bibles are NASB, but the majority of the congregation carries the ESV now (with a few KJV's and NIV's mixed in).

    Senior Pastor uses the NASB
    Associate Pastor uses the ESV

    We project Scripture slides during the sermons, so no one has to turn to the Scripture references in either the pew or their personal Bibles during sermons anymore if they don't want to.

    Our Scripture slides are normally in ESV.
     
  5. Radrook

    Radrook Well-Known Member

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    The main Bible version of the church I once belonged to was the NWT.
     
  6. com7fy8

    com7fy8 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have heard my pastor say the New American Standard is the most accurate Bible. And this is in the seat pouches. But different ones of us use different translations.
     
  7. maintenance man

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    For the first couple of years after are current senior pastor took over he preached from the ESV and even preached a sermon on exactly why he selected that translation. Then at some point, he decided to switch to the NIV because it is so popular - so the Bibles we pass out are NIV and he now teaches from that translation but will take quotes from other translations when they better describe what he is teaching.
     
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  8. Sketcher

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    ESV. We quietly switched to this version from the NIV after the recent NIV edit.
     
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  9. Jonaitis

    Jonaitis Well-Known Member

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    Our elder uses the Get It Right Translation, but most people bring KJV or ESV or NASB
     
  10. Anthony2019

    Anthony2019 "Only Me!" Supporter

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    New International Version.
     
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  11. rockytopva

    rockytopva Love to pray! :) Supporter

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  12. PloverWing

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    Instead of pew Bibles, we have bulletin inserts that have each Sunday's readings from the lectionary. Those inserts use the Book of Common Prayer's translation for the Psalms, and the NRSV for the other readings.
     
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  14. TuxAme

    TuxAme Quis ut Deus? Supporter

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    New American Bible.
     
  15. MariaJLM

    MariaJLM Crazy Cat Lady

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    The Orthodox Study Bible, which is a combination of the NKJV and the Septuagint.
     
  16. Athanasius377

    Athanasius377 Is a little right of Atilla the Hun Supporter

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    I attend an LCMS Lutheran church and we use the ESV. Some LCMS churches will use the older NIV.
     
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  17. Of the Kingdom

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    Our pastor quite consistently quotes from the KJV. Occasionally he compares it to the amplified or some other version which emphasizes his point.
     
  18. Philip_B

    Philip_B Let all mortal flesh keep silence ... Supporter

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    NRSV - which has been the all but universal standard in our Diocese for some 30 years.
     
  19. James Murphy

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    I'm LCMS so it's the ESV in the pews.
     
  20. frogoon234

    frogoon234 Active Member

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    I go to a Independent Fundamental Baptist church and they use KJV.
     
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