Compare and contrast Bible translations
I'm a longtime student of the Bible and user of the Revised Standard Edition (from college days), and a new owner of Bibleworks. I'm currently heading up a weekly men's group that is actively deliving into Biblical passages and issues. My dilemma: Bibleworks contains such a long and varied list of Bible texts, I'm a little overwhelmed. As a group we are trying to show and study different translations to discover nuances within the text. If I were to have several recommendations of OTHER translations beyond the RVS that would provide an interesting and thought-provoking debate, I would be most grateful. Your suggestions?
Overview of Bible versions
Some online summaries of English translations that are worth checking include:
http://www.zondervanbibles.com/translations.htm (provides continuum locating literal to dynamic translations)
http://www.kenanderson.net/bible/which_version.html for a more detailed description of many versions.