To properly know the Bible you must study it. The best thing you can do is join a small group bible study.
The version you use is not as important as the fact that it is God speaking to you. I hold that God has spoken. He has told us what He wants us to know. He has caused special selected people to write down what He has said and what He wants us go know. All we need to know to live a God pleasing life is found between the two covers.
In group Bible Study the object is not so much interpretation as it is application.
You no doubt have a sound Bible teaching Church you attend on Sunday.
This small group bible study is for find out what does God want me to do.
You will be asking who, what, when, where, why and how does it apply to my life.
Along with that Bible you will need a notebook to jot down ideas and observations. The notebook you can get at places like OfficeMax. WHen hyou jot down the observcations make it personal.
Once you get into the habit of noting what you find in your group bible study you may start to notice a tgrend. Something will keep popping up. If this is so, pray about it.
God hears prayers of his people. And He will answer.