My experience is similar. And I would encourage all who want to make a practice of memorizing Scripture, thus hiding His Word in their hearts (Psalm 119:11), to choose a Bible version and stick with it. That makes it much easier to find it again. And I’m thinking that the KJV is still the easiest version to memorize because of its poetic rhythm that no other version can equal. But if you are really fond of another version, by all means memorize it. (We are currently very fond of the NLT Bible. It is surprisingly accurate, even though it is written in today’s English. Last year we read through the Chronological NLT Life Applications Study Bible and found it very inspiring. We didn’t actually read the ‘study’ or life applications, but it is nice to have them for reference, and the chronological arrangement is really helpful.
Source: Daily Sabbath School Lessons