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Got this as a gift
on 16 June 2012
Well i got this as a gift for someone, the bible i currently use is an NIV and thought it would be a good idea to get this for their first bible... it was!
it uses modern day English yer is still true to translation i would recommend this for someones first bible.
it has references to verse that will help you if you are going through some troubling time in life; the person that i brought this for has found this really helpful as she is just starting to discover Christianity.
however if you are looking for a closer translation then you might want to try another version; as this tends to use more common words you hear than direct translations e.g. instead of "by his stripes we are healed" which is a closer translation than NIV you have "by his wounds we are healed" which personley i was glad as I've never heard "stripes" to be used for referring to wounds, but that might be just me.