The New King James Version (NKJV) reads at a 9th-grade reading level, while the New International Version (NIV reads at a 7th-grade level. The NKJV serves as a more literal translation of the Bible, following more closely to the original Hebrew and Greek texts.
Is the NIV a good version of the Bible?
New International Version (NIV)
The NIV is very readable. It was designed to be easy-to-read-and-understand for the international reader of English who might have learned English in a different country than the US or UK, or might have learned English as a second language.
Is the NKJV Bible a good translation?
It is the most accurate and trust worthy translation into English available and is the only English version published by the Socie ty’. 24 Al- though the NKJV claims to be a faithful revision of the AV, it has been demon- strated that it cannot validly claim the same strengths and virtues as those found in the AV.
What verses are missing from the NIV Bible?
The sixteen omitted verses
- (1) Matthew 17:21. KJV: Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. …
- (2) Matthew 18:11. KJV: For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. …
- (3) Matthew 23:14. …
- (4) Mark 7:16. …
- (5 & 6) Mark 9:44 & 9:46. …
- (7) Mark 11:26. …
- (8) Mark 15:28. …
- (9) Luke 17:36.
Who uses the NKJV Bible?
The NKJV is the basis for the Orthodox Study Bible. The New Testament is largely the same, being based on the Textus Receptus (which the Eastern Orthodox consider most reliable).
What’s wrong with the NIV?
The problem with the NIV is that is not a great translation. It uses paraphrase a lot. Yes, I’m aware that paraphrase is often necessary in order to communicate phrases in other languages. Sometimes a literal translation is lost on the readers.
Which Bible is easiest to read?
The Holy Bible: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) is an English translation of the Bible compiled by the World Bible Translation Center. It was originally published as the English Version for the Deaf (EVD) by BakerBooks.
Should I read KJV or NKJV?
NKJV is more comfortable to read by the general population as compared to KJV. KJV is written in archaic language, due to which it is hard to read. KJV is written with familiarity and comfort.
Is the NKJV easy to understand?
The King James Version (KJV) is great for historical value and poetic language. It’s not on my recommended list of easy to read versions because it uses Elizabethan English from the 1600s.
Reading Levels of the Most Popular Bible Translations (Chart)
|BIBLE VERSION/TRANSLATION||READING LEVEL|
|The Message (MSG)||4th grade|
Why is KJV better than NIV?
The NIV is accurate, readable, and clear, yet true to the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek of the Bible. The KJV was the Authorized Version being translated via the Antioch manuscript textline, and also the New Testament being translated from the Textus Receptus.
Is NKJV more accurate than KJV?
There are places where the NKJV is slightly more accurate, and probably a few where the KJV is slightly closer to the original ( I can think of a verse in Ruth where the NKJV lost something in translation).
Which Bible version is best?
Through 29 December 2012, the top five best selling translations (based on both dollar and unit sales) were as follows:
- New International Version.
- King James Version.
- New Living Translation.
- New King James Version.
- English Standard Version.
What is the difference between ESV and NKJV?
NKJV is a modernized version of KJV based on the Majority text. However, newer, possibly better work may be available. Its largest flaw is that the OT is still based on the Masoretic text. ESV is one of the later descendants of translations based (I understand) on the Alexandrian text.
When was NKJV published?
There are 80 books in the King James Bible; 39 in the Old Testament, 14 in the Apocrypha, and 27 in the New Testament.