Jay W Bruton
layperson, member, worship leader, deacon, • Second Baptist Church of Houston Texas
- I applaud the translation team for not presuming to tell us what the "popular" usage of words and phrases means in the scriptures, but stuck to a literal word-for-word translation. So much of the international community will not touch any translation that is named "American", in my international travel, I have long needed a more reliable translation than the "Nearly Inspired Version" (NIV) for serious inductive Bible studies. The ESV comes close, but not without an exhaustive concordance.I would be willing to consider using this translation more if they would offer an EXHAUSTIVE (and not a "comprehensive") CONCORDANCE. I am looking for a reference tools that incorporates Strong's numbers to every word, and does not presume to decide for me what words might be significant.