aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,
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How many versions?

It came suddenly into my head to ask how many different versions of the Bible I keep. I think I've given away a few. Here's my current count:

Revised Standard Version (old reliable: at least two copies, one of which is falling apart);
King James Version (several, with and without the Apocrypha + several NTs);
New International Version (several NTs, but not sure I have a whole Bible around here);
The Jerusalem Bible;
New English Bible;
Today's English Version (I think I gave away my full TEV Bible, but I still have several NTs);
The New Testament, by William Barclay;
The Bible: A New Translation, by James Moffatt;
John Wycliffe's translation (digital);
Anglo-Saxon Bible (digital, plus selections in a couple of OE Readers);
The New Testament in Braid Scots, by William Wye Smith (digital);
The Apocrypha, by Edgar J. Goodspeed;
Greek New Testament (Koine);
Die gute Nachricht (German NT);
Santa Biblia (Spanish);
La Sainte Bible (French);
Y Bibl (Welsh);
Biblia (Swahili).

The last four were all gifts; I must confess my limited ability to use them. I also used to have a Parallel Bible (RSV, KJV, NASB, and Modern Language Bible), a CEV, a Living Bible, and an Amplified NT, but I got rid of them when I last culled my library. The only thing I preach from any more is the RSV (not the NRSV, which I don't think I have a copy of, and don't want). I have occasionally consulted the Latin Vulgate online, but not frequently enough to download a copy.

How many different versions of the Bible do you have handy?
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