Got an interesting e-mail from Toni today asking about different Bible translations. In this case, she was comparing the NIV - New International Version with the NLT - New Living Translation.
Which is better? I think this is a matter of personal choice. Beware if a translation travels too far from the original text, of course.
If you ask God to speak to you and are open to the Holy Spirit - He will help you understand the specific message He has for you when you read His Word. Find a Bible you can understand and read it for all its worth -- a great treasure awaits!
One great thing you can do is explore different translations. Toni's special verse is Phil 4:6 -- I looked it up on http://www.biblegateway.com/ . At this website, you can easily check out different translations of the same verse.
Here are two contrasting translations Phil 4:6. Both speak to my heart. They are great for sharing today.
Thanks, Toni, for exploring God's Word and letting us know about it!
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. - Phil 4:6 -- New International Version
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. - Phil 4:6 -- New Living Translation