What's your favorite version of the Bible? A friend recently gave me a very nice edition of the King James version. It was a totally unexpected Christmas surprise. I started reading it that night, and I have to say I like it much better than the modern translations. The language is so beautiful. Maybe it's the heightened tone but I find the KJV the most compelling translation I've come across. It's like a song or exquisite poetry. It's like coming home. Peace. msi.