I recently mentioned why I like the ESV bible but I wanted to mention that I also use the NASB (New American Standard Bible) and NKJV (New King James Version) bibles. I just use the ESV (English Standard Version) most of the time. This is not to say that the other translations are evil and should be destroyed. Reading the Word in any form is usually better than nothing but the risk is that with looser translations, we tend to isegete the text rather than exegete the text.
Exegesis (from the Greek ?????????? ‘to lead out’)
Isegesis (reading-into the text)
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