Listen, there are quite a few knowledgeble layman on this forum. Maybe some have advanced degrees in theology? I don't believe those with masters, doctorates or even Clergy have the time to devote hours to sometimes fruitless conversations and debates like we do. I doubt if any of the members would tackle a project so immense as to translate even one book of the Bible.
We take this seriously. DON'T MESS WITH THE HOLY SCRIPTURES UNLESS YOU ARE QUALIFIED! We came down hard on you because the Bible is sacred and we are like soldiers standing guard to protect it. It is one thing to reference a Greek word or phrase, discuss and present an argument for the likelihood of a mistranslation. I did just that. I have researched a few crucial words where there appears to be discrepancy in translation - just a few words! I used that information to formulate a doctrine that goes against a traditional Church view. I exhausted myself to the limits of my intellegence, knowledge and discernment to write a book that includes two chapters about this doctrine. I'm just a layman though, not an expert. And so it is my view that Hell is not eternal
... ssshhh, don't want to open up that topic here.
A long list of Bible versions have been arduously and prayerfully translated by EXPERTS.
Example: "In 1975 the Texas-based evangelical scholar Arthur L. Farstad assembled a group of 130 biblical scholars, theologians, and clergy
for the task of producing a modern English version of the King James Version
. The New Testament was published in 1979, the Psalms a year later, and the complete New King James Version (NKJV) in 1983."
If this was your second language, and you were from another country, we would consider that and be more patient and gentle.
Remember rebuke is good for all of us when we need it. It is not evil to criticize someone. The Bible is filled with criticisms and rebuking of all sinners. Correction should be welcomed. We are all wrong at times. Pride prevents us from receiving correction, becausing we all want to be right. The humble person admits when they are wrong, is open to correction, especially when many people tell them the same thing. A fool ignores correction from seven wise men giving sound advice.