Christian Standard Bible and NLT ..

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  1. Rocco

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    Jun 3, 2003
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    To a non scholar like me these two seem alot alike .Whats the difference ? Thanks .
  2. Caretaker

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    May 20, 2002
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    I was hoping to get some input on the Holman Christian Standard Bible:

    1:1 In the beginningF1 was the Word;F2 and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    1:2 He was with God in the beginning.
    1:3 All things were created through Him, and apart from Him not one thing was created that has been created.F3
    1:4 In Him was life,F4 and that life was the light of men.
    1:5 That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcomeF5 it.
    1:6 There was a man named John who was sent from God.
    1:7 He came as a witness to testify about the light, so that all might believe through him.F6
    1:8 He was not the light, but he came to testify about the light.
    1:9 The true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.F7
    1:10 He was in the world, and the world was created through Him, yet the world did not know Him.
    1:11 He came to His own,F8 and His own peopleF9 did not receive Him.
    1:12 But to all who did receive Him, He gave them the right to beF10 children of God, to those who believe in His name,
    1:13 who were born, not of blood,F11 or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man,F12 but of God.
    1:14 The Word became fleshF13 and took up residenceF14 among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the only SonF15 from the Father, full of grace and truth.
    1:15 (John testified concerning Him and exclaimed, "This was the One of whom I said, 'The One coming after me has surpassed me, because He existed before me.' ")
    1:16 For we have all received grace after grace from His fullness.
    1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
    1:18 No one has ever seen God.F16 The only SonF17 -- the One who is at the Father's sideF18 -- He has revealed Him.


    1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    2: The same was in the beginning with God.
    3: All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
    4: In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
    5: And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
    6: There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
    7: The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
    8: He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
    9: That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
    10: He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
    11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
    12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
    13: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
    14: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
    15: John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
    16: And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
    17: For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
    18: No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.


    1 In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and he was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 He created everything there is. Nothing exists that he didn't make. 4 Life itself was in him, and this life gives light to everyone.

    5 The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. 6 God sent John the Baptist 7 to tell everyone about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was only a witness to the light. 9 The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was going to come into the world. 10 But although the world was made through him, the world didn't recognize him when he came. 11 Even in his own land and among his own people, he was not accepted. 12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn! This is not a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan – this rebirth comes from God. 14 So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. F1 And we have seen his glory, the glory of the only Son of the Father.

    15 John pointed him out to the people. He shouted to the crowds, "This is the one I was talking about when I said, 'Someone is coming who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before I did.'" 16 We have all benefited from the rich blessings he brought to us – one gracious blessing after another. F2 17 For the law was given through Moses; God's unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God. But his only Son, who is himself God, F3 is near to the Father's heart; he has told us about him.

    A servant of Christ,

    [ September 15, 2003, 07:45 AM: Message edited by: Caretaker ]
  3. TomVols

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    Oct 30, 2000
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    HCSB is designed to be much more literal than the NLT but not as wooden as, say the NASB.

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