I have owned many translations of the Bible, over my years as a Christian. .....KJV, NIV, NEB, NKJV, Parallel Bible, The Rhyming Bible, Wuest's New Testament, J.B. Phillips...to name a few. I may have mentioned that my current Bible, is The Message Bible! I like the language and slang of the 40's. It reads "real" to me and gives a fresh perspective, on overly familiar verses. I would like to share some portions of The Message Bible. The bottle? That's me...God's vessel! I hope you are blessed, by the Message, as much as we have been! Here is Psalm 43: 1 Clear my name, God; stick up for me against these loveless, immoral people. Get me out of here, away from these lying degenerates. 2 I counted on you, God. Why did you walk out on me? Why am I pacing the floor, wringing my hands over these outrageous people? 3 Give me your lantern and compass, give me a map, So I can find my way to the sacred mountain, to the place of your presence, 4 To enter the place of worship, meet my exuberant God, Sing my thanks with a harp, magnificent God, my God. 5 Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God - soon I'll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He's my God.