Which Bible translation is gay and transgender friendly?
by Interested reader
Study Bibles have notes, maps, explanations
For English speaking people, the best translation is the old King James Version, not the New King James Version or any of the allegedly modern translations. The old KJV is not anti-gay and it never uses the word homosexual. That said, I think its probably inaccurate to describe any Bible as gay friendly or transgender friendly. What Study Bible
The idea in the mind of most Bible translators is to translate the Bible from Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek into the receptor language. Translators should not be interested in making the Bible gay friendly or straight friendly. For English speaking people the receptor language is English. The beauty of the old King James Version is its faithful care to translate the Hebrew and Greek texts without advocating a social agenda or pushing a theological position.
The KJV is as close as possible to a literal word for word translation from the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek languages. Scholars refer to that as a formal equivalence translation. When the KJV translators added words in English to cause the English text to make sense, they placed the added words in italics so readers would know the italicized words were not present in the Hebrew or Greek language. Most other translations are not that honest.
If you're going to buy a Bible, I recommend getting a good study Bible. The Nelson Study Bible, KJV, is excellent with lots of explanatory notes, charts and maps, to help you understand the Bible. Amazon usually has the best prices. There is a wide variety of Study Bibles available.
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Study Bibles areI also recommend getting
a good one volume Bible commentary.
Here is a bit of additional information
about which translation is the best.
Why and how was
the Bible mistranslated?
What about John 1:1?
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"What Bible version do you recommend for gay and transgender people? What Bible translation is the most diverse?
I'm looking for a Bible translation that is pro gay/transgender. Thank you!"
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