A ‘Good’ Bible Translation

Hi Cynthia! What is your recommended translation of the Bible?

Thank you so much, Julie

Watch Cynthia’s Video Answer Below:

In this video, Cynthia addresses why this seemingly simple question can become a ‘can of worms’ as she answers why:

  • all translations are compromises 
  • she still appreciates the numinosity of the King James Version while recognizing the challenges
  • she shies away from ‘relaxed fit’ translations
  • the New Revised Standard Version offers a good, solid middle option
  • encountering a few words in Aramaic, Greek, Hebrew, or Latin can completely change one’s relationship to the text
  • the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic is catching like wildfire
  • staying adventurous in our Bible reading helps the heart understand