My mother taught me to read from the Book of Deuteronomy because it is full of animals – mostly unclean. So while other children had horses, bunnies, kittens and ducks, I had hoopoes, sloths, snakes, rock badgers, rams, swine and shellfish.
The translation isn’t always completely accurate, but it’s literal and it’s beautiful. I often find myself going back to the King James. As an aside, it’s interesting to think that of all the kings and queens of England, he is the most often named because of this one achievement.