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Since its completion in 1971, the New American Standard Bible has been widely embraced as a literal and accurate English translation because it consistently uses the formal equivalence translation philosophy. This method translates word-for-word from the original languages as much as possible while recognizing the need for readability. The NASB has been produced with the conviction that the words of Scripture, as originally penned in the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, are inspired by God. Therefore every word must be accurate and precise so that they are read with confidence. Since these words are the living and eternal Word of God, the Holy Scriptures must speak clearly with fresh power to each generation, to give wisdom that leads to salvation so that all people may serve Christ for the glory of God.
Updates in 1977, 1995, and now in 2020 have employed the best scholarship available, increasing accuracy, clarity, and readability with each new edition. Every aspect of vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, and meaning were carefully reviewed resulting in an accurate translation that clearly communicates the Word of God in contemporary English. Accuracy will always and forever be the unmovable cornerstone of the translation philosophy. Updates must consistently maintain the highest standards of formal equivalence translation that is familiar and understandable in English each time the work is done.
Millions of people have trusted the NASB for connecting with God while reading, learning, and applying the Bible’s teaching and wisdom to the demands of daily life. The accuracy of the NASB makes it a trusted choice of many students, scholars, pastors, and missionaries as they study and teach the Word of God. Read the NASB 2020 for yourself and discover the original meaning of the biblical texts.