is The 1977 Version of NAS Still Considered Good Study Text

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  1. JesusFan

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    Not the 1995 updated version, but old 1977 edition..

    is that version of nas still cosidered to be a good study edition for a Bible?
     
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    Yes. There's very little difference between the two. The '77 uses old English for the Psalms.
     
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    It is one of my favorites, especially the Psalms. I do think the update is good on some levels, but still read the older version as well. I know many people who tried the update, then went back to the older version after a while. One who did that is our SS teacher.

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    I have the 1977 and the 1995 update. I prefer the 1977 edition and have it on my kindle app on my smartphone.
     
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    And for prayers directed to God. You noted that 4 years ago on a thread.
     
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    That would be a subjective personal decision.
     
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    RED = NASB 1986
    BOLD = NASB95

    Matthew 2:1-18

    NOW Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold,magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,

    2 Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east ,and have come to worship Him.”
    3 And when When Herod the king heard it this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
    4 And gathering Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he began to inquire inquired of them where the Christ Messiah was to be born.
    5 And they They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea,; for so it this is what has been written by the prophet,:

    6 ‘AND YOU, BETHLEHEM, LAND OF JUDAH, ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG THE LEADERS OF JUDAH; FOR OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH A RULER ,WHO WILL SHEPHERD MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.’”.’ ”

    7 Then Herod secretly called the magi ,and ascertained determined from them the exact time the star appeared.

    8 And he sent them to Bethlehem ,and said, “Go and make careful search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him.”
    9 And having heard After hearing the king, they went their way; and lo,the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was.
    10 And when When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

    11 And they came After coming into the house and they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell down to the ground and worshiped Him; and. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold and, frankincense, and myrrh.

    12 And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed the magi left for their own country by another way.
    13 Now when they had departed gone, behold, an angel of the Lord *appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, saying,“Arise and take Get up! Take the Child and His mother ,and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.”
    14 And he arose So Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother by while it was still night, and departed left for Egypt;.

    15 and was He remained there until the death of Herod, that. This was to fulfill what was had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying,: “OUT OF EGYPT DID I CALL CALLED MY SON.”

    16 Then when Herod saw that he had been tricked by the magi, he became very enraged, and sent and slew all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its environs vicinity, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had ascertained determined from the magi.

    17 Then that which was what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying,:

    18 “A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH, WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING, RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN; AND SHE REFUSED TO BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY WERE NO MORE.”
     
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    NOTE: Seems like my electronic version of NASB (1977) was copyrighted in 1986.
    Correct the above version from 1986 to 1977


    Rob

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    RED = NASB (1977)
    BOLD = NASB95

    10.7% difference

    PSALM 23
    A Psalm of David.

    1 THE The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    2 He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.
    3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
    4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil;,
    for Thou art You are with me; Thy Your rod and Thy Your staff, they comfort me.
    5 Thou dost You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
    Thou hast You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
    6 Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
    And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
     
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    Thanks, Deacon. I always appreciate your stuff.
     
  10. HeLives4me

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    As long as you mark the 2 glaring mis-translations in the 1977 NASB, I really like it. They are Exodus 21:22 and Luke 24:51. Both are corrected in the 1995 Update.

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  11. TomVols

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    I don't think the differences between the '95 and '77 are as minimal as some would say. However, they are not night and day.



    Go with the 1995.
     

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