I use the KJV and the NKJV - I have others for reference material only. Scripture is to be interpreted from a literal standpoint, except of course where figure of speech or symbollism is obvious - even then, there is a literal meaning behind it when you do your research. I've heard the NASB is good, but don't have one. I've studied end-time Bible prophecy for a few years now, and all that is going on in the Middle East as we speak is directly in accordance with scripture, it's laying the groundwork for the beginning of the 7 year Tribulation Period, a/k/a Daniel's 70th Week. It will begin soon - how soon no one knows, but the pre-trib rapture of the born-again believers MUST happen before the tribulation period starts - so, we don't have much time left. I'm looking forward to that shout "come up here", and all believers will be translated, in the twinkling of an eye, to be with our Lord, for eternity. Bible prophecy is at an 100% accuracy rate, so look for something big, and soon. The most important question any of us will ever answer is "are we ready"? There's only one way, and that is to trust Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal saviour. It has to be from the heart - not from the head, or intellectually.