A couple years ago—perhaps compelled by a comment by me—my dad and my stepmother sent me The New Student Bible—Expanded and Updated (Zondervan, New International Version). This is the version of the Bible I will work through. For one, it’s the one my dad took time to send to me. Second, it’s the one I have (aside from the pocket Gideon version, which a well-meaning individual thrust into my hand on campus–this one seemed a bit light for my purposes here).
I will do my best to skip the commentary by the author and instead focus only on the content of the good book. I understand that The Bible has been altered, re-interpreted, corrected, etc. several times over. As such, is there any “correct” version? Given this fact, I will assume that what is in this edition is as close to anyone else’s as is practical.