I wish to give a Biblical defense of why I accept the New American Standard Bible as the perfect word of God. This will take several posts so please be patient. In Matt. 4:4 the Bible states that we are to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. In order for me to live by those words, I must have those words written down in a book (or have a perfect memory). According to Psalms 12:6-7, God said that His words were "pure words" and he promised that all generations would have his perfect written word. I can't read Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Aramaic, etc., but I can read English. In 1960 God moved upon the hearts of men to produce the New American Standard Bible so that the English speaking world would have his written perfect word. Using the original language texts as well as the previous English translations, the New American Standard translators (with God's help) produced a perfect English Bible that has lasted almost 40 years.