Or maybe the “Newer” IV after the last update. I just noticed a couple months ago that John 3:16 is no longer attributed to Jesus, but it, and the following verses, are now in black text. I haven’t found an explanation yet, and many email to them went unanswered, but for some reason they now consider it John’s words.
How often does one look up that verse? I just happened to need it in context, and it really stood out.
Mind you, we could probably cut out the word ‘Version,’ given that all Bible translations are versions. And the word ‘International’ is unnecessary too: everything’s international nowadays. Why don’t we just call it ‘the’?
I’ve thought about that for many years and thought that if they expect their translation to last a long time, they shouldn’t put the word New in front of it, like NASB or NET or whatever. NRSV and NKJV at least make sense. There was no IV. It was supposedly a new translation ‘from the ground up’, even though they borrowed a multitude of phrases from the KJV, and even made some things more archaic like ‘lean not on your own understanding’. That’s new? Even in 1977 that’s backwards word order.