Q. Are the Amish allowed to read and study the Bible for themselves, and if so, what version?
~ Carol Carman
A. The Amish are allowed to read the Bible for themselves, but studying it deeply is discouraged. They believe studying it too much will make you arrogant and even confuse you. They often point out different people who studied the Bible too much and ended up leaving the Amish church. They use the Martin Luther version for their German Bible, and the King James Version for English.