On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, Casey Rousseau wrote: @> > Actually, the King James version is more fun, as usual: @> @> Mileage varies, but I do note the added benefit of the phrase 'foolish and @> hurtful lusts' which gives it good points for this particular exercise. As @> literature, the KJV is beautiful. As a translation of Scripture it is @> somewhat flawed. Or rather, it was state of the art 400 years ago in @> England before the advent of good biblical scholarship and recent @> archeological finds. It just doesn't do much for this particular modern @> Christian. Generally speaking, the KJV is useful if you want to have neat quotes to put somewhere, and the NIV is useful if you actually want to have a set of church dogmae.