The Holy Bible is the Holy Word of God… and is, from beginning to end, all about God’s Son, Jesus Christ.
The Original Words of God were written down by “holy men of God,” or by their scribes (secretaries) who wrote down what the “holy men of God spake as they were Moved by the Holy Spirit.”
The Original Old Testament and New Testament Text were written down in Hebrew and Greek, respectively.
Since then, however, there have been many translations done in many different languages…
Some of these translations has been more influenced by Man’s own personal will, ideas, or philosophies, and to fit their own agendas than others have but all translations have been SOMEWHAT ‘filtered’ through Man’s flesh and limited understanding!!!
But, the Original Greek and Hebrew Text that was written down was what God wanted to be written down!!!
All of the 66 Books of the Bible were not written at one place, or by one person, or even in the same century… They were written by several different people, in many different places, over the course of thousands of years!!!
Copies of the Original Text has been found in many places and (even though many people do not like this FACT, and will try to refute this FACT, but) there is no other book in history that has more proof of authentication then what Bible has!!!
And, today, there is no other book that is more widely distributed than the Bible is!!!
And, even though people and groups like ‘The Gideons’ have done a wonderful job at distributing millions and millions of FREE Bibles, the Bible is STILL thee best selling book of all time AND is the best selling book EVERY SINGLE YEAR!!!
The most common English translation of the Bible is the King James Version; which is quite different than the original 1611 KJV but there are many other translations that one can use to study the Word of God.
There is the New Living Translation of the Bible… which uses a modern day style of language.
There is also a brand new (as of 2015) Berean Literal Bible that uses modern day words but is a direct word for word translation of the Original Greek and Hebrew Text; even more so than the KJV is!!!
There are some translations, however, that should be avoided!!! The “Message Bible,” I believe, is one of these translations… for it was not only written by someone with a ‘seeker (and queer) friendly’ ’emergent church’ philosophy but it is also FULL of ‘New Age’ SATANIC phrases and major distortions of the TRUTH!!!
But, whatever translation of God’s Word that you do read…
“… don’t just listen to [or read] God’s Word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to [or read] the Word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like.
But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard [or read], then God will bless you for doing it.” James 1:22-25
And Jesus Christ, Himself, said, “Anyone who listens to My teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.
But anyone who hears [or reads] My teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.” Matthew 7: 24-27
BibleHub.com is an excellent online Bible resource for new, and old, Christians, alike… as well as for anyone who would like to know the TRUTH.
With over 20 translations, (including the three good ones that I mentioned) in multiple languages, INCLUDING the original Greek and Hebrew Text, Strong’s Concordance, and a slew of other Christian resources…