Last week Pastor Jeff Riddle of Christ Reformed Baptist Church in Charlottesville posted an excellent article regarding that question pastors often get: which translation of the Bible should I use? His article is basically a very helpful guide in answering that question and I encourage everyone to read it, even if you’re already committed to a particular translation. As far as English translations go, Pastor Riddle recommends three as acceptable: the Geneva Bible, King James Version, and New King James Version (NKJV). He narrows it down to these three mainly because of their textual basis, an issue I’ve discussed on here before.
I’m thankful that certain publishing arms have brought back the Geneva Bible over the past decade, making it very accessible and user-friendly for the modern reader. I use the NKJV myself and in keeping with his recommendation in the article, I found a link to the NKJV’s preface. Speaking of the NKJV, I recently started a group on Facebook: a petition to bring back the Reformation Study Bible in the NKJV. For whatever reason, they discontinued printing it in that translation. Currently it’s only offered in the ESV. Once we have a considerable number of “likes,” I will forward the link to Ligonier Ministries. Please spread the word and “like” our page!