Originally Posted by Malsidabym
Man, why is this so hard to understand?? :?
Different translations: Lets take the word "Hello" Translated into French, "Bonjour"; Russian, Privet or Zrasvoydia. Ok, TWO translations for the english word "Hello". However, notice in Russian I have used 2 words, both are a greeting, both used as "Hello", both are correct. "Privet" is the most common, whereas "Zrasvoydia" is normally used between strangers as they pass. Regardless, both are a greeting of "hello" in translation and both are correct.
Book Versions: The Qur'an, versions: The Qur'an
with many translations to other languages.
The Bible, versions:
(Many with translations into other languages)
Ferrar Fenton Bible 1853
Quaker Bible 1764
Thomson's Translation 1808
Webster's Revision 1833
Young's Literal Translation 1862
Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible 1830
Brenton's English Translation of the Septuagint 1851
Julia E. Smith Parker Translation 1876
Revised Version 1895
Darby Bible 1890
American King James Version 1999
21st Century King James Version 1991
Green's Modern King James Version
New King James Version 1982
Restored Name King James Version
New International Version 1978
New International Reader's Version
New International Version, Anglicized Edition
Today's New International Version 2005
New International Version Inclusive Language Edition (NIVI)
American Standard Version 1901
Revised Standard Version 1952
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition 1966
New American Standard Bible 1971
New Revised Standard Version 1989
Recovery Version 1999
English Standard Version 2001
World English Bible 2006?
Good News Bible 1976
New English Bible 1970
Revised English Bible 1989
The Living Bible 1971
New Living Translation 1996
The Message 2002
Confraternity Bible 1941
Knox Knox's Translation of the Vulgate 1955
Jerusalem Bible 1966
New Jerusalem Bible 1985
New American Bible 1970
Over time there have been 450 versions of the Bible produced. The ones listed above are just a few. There is only ONE Qur'an and has only ever been ONE Qur'an.
I hope you now understand the difference in translations and versions.