Question: Is the New American Standard Bible good?

Is the New American Standard Bible an accurate translation?

The NASB is a revision of the American Standard Version (ASV). The Lockman Foundation claims that the NASB “has been widely embraced as a literal and accurate English translation because it consistently uses the formal equivalence translation philosophy.”

New American Standard Bible
Publisher The Lockman Foundation

Is the New American Standard Bible a good Bible?

The NASB ’95 is an excellent translation that falls closer to the “word for word” side of the translation spectrum, a bit far from the “thought for thought” style of the Message Bible. I recommend different translations that fall all across the spectrum to get a better grasp of what the Scriptures are saying.

What religions use the New American Standard Bible?

The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is a Bible translation by Catholic scholars from the original biblical languages: Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic.

Is the New American Standard Bible approved by the Catholic Church?

The 1986 Revised NAB is the basis of the revised Lectionary, and it is the only translation approved for use at Mass in the Latin-rite Catholic dioceses of the United States and the Philippines, and the 1970 first edition is also an approved Bible translation by the Episcopal Church in the United States.

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Which Bible is more accurate?

The New American Standard Bible is a literal translation from the original texts, well suited to study because of its accurate rendering of the source texts.

What verses are missing from the NASB?

The sixteen omitted verses

  • (1) Matthew 17:21. KJV: Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting. …
  • (2) Matthew 18:11. KJV: For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. …
  • (3) Matthew 23:14. …
  • (4) Mark 7:16. …
  • (5 & 6) Mark 9:44 & 9:46. …
  • (7) Mark 11:26. …
  • (8) Mark 15:28. …
  • (9) Luke 17:36.

What is the best English translation of the Bible?

Through 29 December 2012, the top five best selling translations (based on both dollar and unit sales) were as follows:

  • New International Version.
  • King James Version.
  • New Living Translation.
  • New King James Version.
  • English Standard Version.

Which Bible is the Catholic version?

The New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition (NRSV-CE) is a Bible translation approved for use by the Catholic Church, receiving the imprimatur of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1991.

Is the KJV the most accurate translation?

Published in 1611, the King James Bible spread quickly throughout Europe. Because of the wealth of resources devoted to the project, it was the most faithful and scholarly translation to date—not to mention the most accessible.

Who uses American Standard Bible?

It never achieved wide popularity, apart from some Protestant seminaries. The King James Version would remain the primary choice for American Protestant Christians and laypeople until the publication of the Revised Standard Version in 1952. The ASV was used for many years by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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