You may notice that I quote often from the World English Bible (WEB) translation. I needed a translation that was in the public domain, since I quote large sections of scripture that would violate the copyright restrictions of most modern translations.
I am not an absolutist on translations (there are plenty of good ones). Thankfully, the WEB is one of them. I have found that it compares well to the NASB (New American Standard Bible), which is not surprising since they are both based on the 1901 American Standard Version translation.
You can find out more information about the World English Bible here: http://ebible.org/web/ .