Today's New International Version (TNIV): the TNIV ended up being a bit of a "flash in the pan," first released in 2002 (NT only), and discontinued in 2011, this update of the popular NIV never really got a chance to shine. I don't think I've ever seen, in my experience of Bible publishing, a version that has ever received that kind of treatment from its publisher. And I liked the TNIV....
- "...what are mere mortals that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?" (Psalm 8:4)
- "In the beginning, when God created the universe, the earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God was moving over the water." (Genesis 1:1)
- Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is himself God." (John 1:1)
- "Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14)
- "What is it that hath been? that that shall be: and what is it that hath been done? that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
I would be interested in hearing from readers if they have favorite versions from the past that don't get enough recognition today. The versions above are just a few of the Bibles that have arisen in decades (or centuries) past, only to wane in popularity due to a newer version's success.