I started work on my next project today for Psalm 46, when I ran into a bit of a dilemma. What translation to use? I grew up with the NIV (the 1984 edition) and I use that for my personal Bible study. I like its readability and modern sound. However, I’d rather not have Zondervan’s lawyers swoop down on me and sue me (especially since I have no money). That leaves me at the KJV. Yes, I know there are several other translations that are public domain but they just don’t have the KJV’s classic sound. But I don’t know if I really want to use the KJV because I’m looking for something a little more modern but I don’t have the money to buy a license from Zondervan.
I could have my husband translate it from the original Greek/Hebrew and then put that into the work. And there is one more modern translation I’m looking at possibly using, if I can get a hold of the copyright holder. We shall see. Until then, there may be a bit of a delay on my next pattern until I figure that out.