QUOTE(the_oak @ Feb 21 2006, 02:19 PM)
Try handango.com, click on Linux link, and type "Bible" in search box. There are free pdf or html versions of the King James Bible.
I need something that is not translation-centric.
I tend to prefer modern translations with lots of translation detail embedded.
The NET Bible and the Amplified Bible are personal preferences.
What I like about the Sword Project is that it equips one to choose the translation
or translations one prefers.
When dealing with older Christians and/or those raised in more traditional churches
I may use the KJV a lot as they are comfortable with it.
When dealing with new believers Elizabethan English is not helpful. There are
also words in the KJV that now have the opposite meaning so that one would get
the entirely wrong message. (I do not wish to engage a translation debate.)
Given the imperfection of the translation process I let the Holy Spirit guide me to
the English phraseology that best causes my mind to get the correct message --
always consistent with the rest of the Word and of course with the character of
Sorry for the extra commentary, just felt the need to explain why I cannot make
use of your kind suggestion.