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The Legacy Standard Bible (LSB) iterates, preserves and refines the work incorporated into the classic 1995 NASB translation, as well as the KJV and ASV translations that preceeded it. Worked on by a core translation team in conjunction with pastors and educators from different countries, the LSB is designed to honor, maintain, and advance the tradition represented by these great and time-honored translations.
Leaders from The Lockman Foundation, Three Sixteen Publishing, and The John MacArthur Charitable Trust joined together with a twofold vision for the Legacy Standard Bible: updating some of the language of the NASB, while preserving the accuracy and trustworthiness of the translation for generations to come.
At its core the LSB seeks to be a window into the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. By translating individual words as consistently as possible within their various nuances, it allows the reader to discern the Author’s intent. In this way, the refinements in the LSB also preserve the legacy of the NASB.
A New Level of Precision
The LSB advances the aim of the NASB. It brings out textual connections through consistent translation of words, highlights literary artistry like alliteration, and tightens grammatical structure. This new level of precision the Bible reader is able to see more of what is happening in the original text than ever before.
English is a global language. We knew we needed a global team to test the readability of the text. The LSB was reviewed by a team of 70+ scholars, pastors, and every-day NASB readers from around the world. This ensures readers from all walks of life can easily engage and interact with the text.
Beloved by Millions of People Every Day
Expository preachers and Bible teachers including John MacArthur, Al Mohler, Charles Stanley, Kay Arthur, and thousands of others have used the NASB because of its faithfulness to what the Author originally intended. Their influence has led millions of Christian men and women to use the NASB in their personal, daily reading. The LSB carries on that tradition by seeking to apply even more precision to its literal qualities.
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