Every English Bible translation is a careful balance between achieving word-for-word accuracy and authentic thought-for-thought contemprary meaning.
The New Living (NLT) Bible gives you a modern English translation accurate in meaning while keeping to the form and structure of the original text.
For the ordinary reader and serious student
The NLT translation provides a text easily understood by the ordinary reader using only modern modern words and language. Where historical or cultural terms have to be used, such as with the measure ‘cubit’ and the coin ‘denarius’, modern size and value equivalents are given alongside.
Easily understood explanations of ancient words are given throughout along with details of variations between historic manuscripts. This makes the NLT an ideal Bible for serious scholars as well as for ordinary readers.
For church, college, school and home
Original tests of the Old and New Testament, and translations ever since were written to be read aloud, often in public worship. Because more people hear the Bible read aloud in church than are likely to read it for themselves, the NLT is written to communicate with clarity and power when read aloud.
The intimacy of the NLT’s modern English, together with careful attention to original form and purpose facilitates not only private reading and understanding, but also ensures excellent public reading with immediate and powerful impact on any listener.
For the experienced and Bible new reader
With its modern English words and readable sentence style, readers unfamiliar with the Bible will find the text and its meaning clear and easy to understand. Readers well versed in the Scriptures, and familiar with other versions will gain a fresh perspective, insight and wisdom for living.
With the wide range of study guides and supporting literature, dedicated NLT resources provide a complete method for exploring the Bible and applying its meaning and purpose to everyday life.
Quick Guide to New Living Translation Bible
What is it?
- The modern English translation balancing readability and sense with authenticity.
- A Bible that removes historical and cultural barriers to understanding the message.
- Available in a wide range of traditional, economy, study and download versions.
What will it do for me?
- Present you with a modern, easily readable Bible with contemporary relevance.
- Give you a Bible for personal study and public presentation in groups and churches.
- Provide you a gift opportunity for Bible readers appreciative of the NLTs easy style.
February 27th, 2012 - Posted & Written by Les Ellison