Question by Love0646: What is the best, most accurate translation of the Bible from the original lanugages?
I’ve heard of a translation by George Lamsa but it’s gotten mixed reviews. I want a translation that takes into account what the writers actually meant, the culture, references, accurate translations from the original language… with notes, notes would be good. Any suggestions?

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Answer by Giant Flying Turtle For Fireball
The NASB is the most literal, but very “wooden” and without any text-critical notes.

The NIV is fairly balanced and contains several notes concerning text-critical issues.

The HCSB is the best I know of in terms of text-critical notes, however it was late on the scene as far as Bible translations go (I think it came out in 2000 or 2001), so it never became very popular.

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