Which Bible Should I Read?
According to the American Bible Society, the number of printed English translations and paraphrases of the Bible is about 900. I find the best and acceptable versions of the Bible to read are the King James Version and the New King James Version.
The King James Version (KJV), is the highest selling book in history and is regarded as one of the most sophisticatedly written books in the history of the English language. The translators of this version adhered closely to the Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic texts they had at the time. Therefore, they stay true to the original writings.
The New King James Version (NKJV) was written by Thomas Nelson Publishers, which included 130 highly esteemed Bible scholars who worked hard and for many years to create a completely new, modern translation of the Scripture, but at the same time retaining the purity and writing style of the original King James. They also stayed faithful to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts.
As both versions of the Bible are great to read, I personally find the King James Version to be a bit difficult for someone just beginning to read the Holy Bible. Therefore, I highly recommend the New King James Version, if you are a beginner or just want something easier to read and understand. Try to check out both versions and pick the one that suites you best. As you read the word of God, always remember to retain and apply what you are reading to your life.
-Author: Selam Seyoum