There are different translations–youre probably thinking of the King James Version (KJV), which is the most common English translation and uses the sort of wording that most people think of when they think of 'the bible'–lots of 'thou','thine',etc.
Try reading the Orthodox Study Bible–it uses a more modern version of the kjv, and contains lots of helpful notes along with the books of the Bible which Catholics and Protestants don't have. Even if its tough at first, I promise that if you keep reading it will become easier over time.
Also, if you tried to read from Genesis to the end you will probably become discouraged. There is a lot in the old testament that is super dry and a real wall for people trying to read it 'in order'.
Try reading the Song of Songs (also called the Song of Solomon), Ecclesiastes, and the Psalms first.
After that read these books from the New Testament:
Gospel of Luke
Gospel of John
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