No , it's not a new hybrid translation . I thought I would just list the renderings of both from some 1:3 passages . The ESV will apear at the top and the NLTse below . Mark 1:3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness : "Prepare the way of the Lord , make his paths straight ." He is a voice shouting in the wilderness , "Prepare the way for the Lord's coming ! Clear the road for him !" Luke 1:3 it seemed good to me also , having followed all things closely for some time past , to write an orderly account for you , most excellent Theophilus Having carefully investigated everything from the beginning , I also have decided to write a careful account for you , most honorable Theophilus . John 1:3 All things were made through him , and without him was not anything made that was made . God created everything through him , and nothing was created except through him . Acts 1:3 To them he presented himself alive after his suffering by many proofs , appealing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God . During the forty days after his crucifixion , he appeared to the apostles from time to time , and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive . And he taliked to them about the Kingdom of heaven . 2 Thess. 1:3 we ought always to give thanks to God for you , brothers , as is right , because your faith is growing abundantly , and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. Dear brothers and sisters , we can't help but thank God for you , because your faith is flourishing and your love for one another is growing . 1 Tim. 1:3 As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia , remain at Ephesus that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine . When I left for Macedonia , I urged you to stay there in Ephesus and stop those whose teaching is contrary to the truth . 2 Tim. 1:3 I thank God whom I serve , as did my ancestors , with a clear conscience , as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day . Timothy , I thank God for you -- the god I serve with a clear conscience , just as my ancestors did . night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers . 2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness , through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence By his divine power , God has given us everything we need for living a godly life . We have received all of this by coming to know him , the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence . 1 John 1:3 that which we have seen and heard we proclaim to you , so that you too may have fellowship with us ; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ . We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us . and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ . 2 John 3 Grace , mercy and peace will be with us , from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son , in truth and love . Grace , mercy , and peace , which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ -- the Son of the Father -- will continue to be with us who live in truth and love . Rev. 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy , and blessed are those who hear , and who keep what is written in it , for the time is near . God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church , and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says , for the time is near .