What is your preferred Bible translation?

For a long time, I was not really King James Only, but I was a King James elitist. I thought other translations were fine, but the KJV was the gold standard. After spending some time looking into other translations, how translations were made, textual criticism, etc., I un-elevated the KJV and accepted that there are a wide range of really great, reliable translations.

The KJV has one kind of glaring issue, many of the English words in that translation are either no longer in use or don't mean the same thing that they used to.

My preferred translations are NKJV and ESV.

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