I need help with selecting an accurate version of the Holy Scriptures for study. After searching the internet, as well as the subject here on the forums, I’m still a little confused as to which translation best represents the original text in contemporary English language. For instance, between the NRSV and the ESV, which is most accurate? The following four Bibles is what I had in mind for purchase, so if you could offer thoughts and replies, that would be great.
1.) The HarperCollins Study Bible: Fully Revised and Updated
2.) The New Interpreter’s Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha
3.) A New English Translation of the Septuagint
4.) The Navarre Bible
Also, I’m not a fan of the New American Bible or the Douay-Rheims, so these translations are out of the question. I know this topic is probably discussed a lot, so I appreciate your patience.