Abraham Piper put up a post asking people what version of the Bible they use.
I have what some might call a penchant (and others might call a neurosis) for summarizing data. (Some say “That way lies madness” Not me!)
So when I see uncalculated and perfectly calculatable data, well, I want to make like a database programmer and calculate it. So I asked Abraham and he said ‘go for it’.
So here’s what I got – the list of Versions is below (*** Updated – And now a Pie Graph!) . See the original post for further details – some of the comments are quite interesting.
22 Word Version Poll Results – By The Numbers
Respondent Count:: Just Over 200*
Different versions listed:: 25
Percentage of respondents using ESV:: 75
Average number of versions used:: 1.88
Respondents using only 1 version:: 85
(Of these, 65 were ESV)
(And there were only 2 “King James Only” respondents**)
Most versions used by any one reader:: 7
Winner – Longest Version Usage Explanation:: Loyal Responsible Puppet/Father Reader Chris
Number of Versions I had never heard of before:: 16
Margin Of Error:: Plus Or Minus 30
Want more data? Let me know – I might be able to figure it out.
* As of 11:29, after nearly 27 hours of being posted
** I mean Literally, not Necessarily Philosophically, Obviously ****
*** This includes neither my, nor (apparently) Abraham’s preferences. But I’m generally an ESV guy.
**** I’m pretty sure this is Good Grammar under one of Abraham’s definitions.