NASB '77 or NASB '95

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  1. mesly

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    World publishing has recently republished the NASB '77 in the Open Bible Expanded Edition Study Bible. This has really caught my eye since I still own a copy of it when Nelson originally released it in 1985.

    Given this, I started asking myself whether I should purchase it or purchase a study bible using the latest NASB '95 text.

    Which do you prefer. the '77 or '95 and can you tell me why?

    NOTE: PLEASE, DO NOT TURN THIS INTO A KJVO DISCUSSION - IF YOU DO NOT LIKE EITHER VERSION, THEN PLEASE REFRAIN FROM POSTING IN THIS DISCUSSION.
     
  2. Marathon Man

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    NASB 95, due to its improved clarity and readability.

    One thing about the original NASB I never could get used to was the practice of using the Old English when addressing God in prayer. I never could understand why a contemporary translation (the original RSV also did this)would follow such a practice.
     
  3. Eutychus

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    I agree with Marathon Man. I used to have mental whiplash whenever the text reverted to Thee's and Thou's. I thoroughly enjoy the '95 version.
     
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    I didn't realize that there was a difference.

    I'd say that mine is a '95, then.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
  5. TomVols

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    1995, definitely.
     
  6. Pete Richert

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    2001 . . . ESV Thinline (God's perfect and pure words Psalm 12:5-7).

    Whoops, wasn't supposed to turn this into a ESVThinlineO thread. Okay

    Definitly 1995: I can't expand my life one cubit. What's a cubit!!!
     
  7. Pastor Larry

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    I use 95 all the time. Much better version ... It is nice to finally have the true word of God ... :D
     
  8. Artimaeus

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    I have the The New American Standard Electronic Bible Library (1995 Update). I had not realized that there was a difference since it has been a while since I have used my hard copy of the 1977 edition.
     

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