sorry about the really old english. look away from the screen every few minutes if it is hurting your eyes!
if i come across a modern translation, i will post it, but this explanation of the beauty of the psalms is a beautiful example of how beautiful the Bible is when it is interpreted properly (in the light of what God told saint john, saint john told saint ignatius, saint ignatius passed on to saint polycarp and so on for only a few generations until saint athanasius, who was a coptic orthodox patriarch). i think it was originally written in greek.
common languages that ancient Christian documents were written in are greek, syriac and coptic as they were quite widely spoken in countries where there were many Christians.
when everyone interprets the Bible for himself, you get several different religions (eg. mormons, Jehovah's witnesses, protestant Christians etc.) who all think the same passage means different things.
a great way to understand the Bible is to ask those whose fathers could remember what teaching was passed directly to them by Jesus' disciples, and to see what they thought.
i also agree with the posts above. i visited orthodox churches about once a month for 2 years before i knew that i wanted to join. other people decide more quickly. it is important to ask questions and to allow time to get used to the new environment. in highly technological countries there is a common attitude that we should analyse everything and understand everything but have a very short attention span and only read articles one page long or shorter.
this is obviously counterproductive to deep learning, so many of us need to make some changes!