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I needed a literal version with all the words and phrases as close to the original as possible.
I could not preach from another kind of Bible, because I made my points from the very wording of the Bible, and when the wording vanished into paraphrase I could not make my points with clarity and authority. I would be happy to see the NIV sail into the sunset if it could be replaced by the ESV as the standard preaching, reading, memorizing Bible of the English-speaking church.
He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous altogether.
A Bible does not cease to be precious and powerful because its translators overuse paraphrase and put way too much of their own interpretation into the Bible. It breaks free from poor translations and poor preaching—for which I am very thankful.
And there will always be disagreements about how much is necessary.I am simply arguing that the ESV is the best balance available of readability and literalness.I hope that it becomes the standard for the church.When I turned 15—on January 11, 1961—my parents gave me a beautiful, leather-bound King James Bible. I loved the smell of it and the feel of it, and the dedication inside ("This book will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book," Mother and Daddy), and most of all the message of it for my embattled teenage years.God met me in this book day after day when I was a teenager.
But the issue before the church in the English-speaking world today is not "no translation vs.