Bible Versions & Translations
Bible SMS endorses and prefers using the New American Standard Bible (NASB) and King James Version (KJV) for sending bible verse text messages. We also send some of the bible text messages in the New King James Version (NKJV), English Standard Version (ESV) and New International Version (NIV).
Bible Translation Issues
We are well aware of modern day bible translation issues and the ongoing debate over which version is most accurate; therefore, every bible verse text message that is added to our database is compared with other Bible versions and the most accurate translation is selected. In most cases, so far, NASB has proven to be the most accurate.
New American Standard Bible
Since our preferred version is NASB, we compare bible versions for selected bible verses and send bible verses as a text message in either NASB or the version that is most accurate to the original text.
We would rather prefer sending bible verse text messages in Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek (the original biblical languages) in order for our subscribers to fully comprehend the in-depth meaning of each bible verse; however, we are certain that the majority of our subscribers are not fluent in Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek, and neither are we. Therefore, we will continue to use the New American Standard Bible for the purpose of spreading the word of God to English speaking individuals, audiences and believers around the world.