New Living Translation.

Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by Ivon Denosovich, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Ivon Denosovich

    Ivon Denosovich
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Last Sunday, my pastor gave me a New Living Translation. I'd never seen one before but I kinda like it. I read Mattew and Mark yesterday and am currently reading Luke today. To me, it's easier to read than my NIV and it makes more sense... (personal thing.) But I've heard people say it isn't "accurate" and am wondering what would I be missing if I began to exclusively use the NLT?
     
  2. Rippon

    Rippon
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    17,404
    Likes Received:
    328
    Is it the NLTse which came out in 2004 ? There was an earlier one which was released in 1996 . The second edition is better .

    You shouldn't use it exclusively -- no one should use one version exclusively . Use a more formally-equivalent version such as the NRSV or TNIV alongside it .

    I love the NLTse . More people should investigate this version for themselves . They'll discover a freshness to God's Holy Word . It's actually readable and understandable .
     
  3. s8147817430

    s8147817430
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0

    If it is just for reading, you will be ok. If it is for indepth study it is not word for word accurate like the NASB or ESV or NKJV.
     
  4. Rippon

    Rippon
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2005
    Messages:
    17,404
    Likes Received:
    328
    The NASB , ESV and NKJV are not word-for-word translations . No translation into English or most other languages can be . We do not have exact English counterparts for words in the original languages . Our translations are approximations .
     
  5. Ivon Denosovich

    Ivon Denosovich
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Messages:
    1,276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah it's the second editition. I love it already and I haven't had it but a few days. Btw, what's the NRSV... is that similar to NASB?
     
  6. thomas15

    thomas15
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,456
    Likes Received:
    0
    NRSV= New Revised Standard Version
    NASB=New American Standard Bible

    For most on this forum, the NASB is the superior version, it is a more formal equivalence translation. The NRSV is the mainline demonimation version of choice, and is of the gender neutral variety.
     
  7. s8147817430

    s8147817430
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    118
    Likes Received:
    0
    I know that. But they are much closer.
     
  8. TCGreek

    TCGreek
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    7,373
    Likes Received:
    0
    Putting the gender issue aside, the NRSV is a more reliable version than the NASB.
     
  9. TCGreek

    TCGreek
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2006
    Messages:
    7,373
    Likes Received:
    0
    As most people know, I've been an NASB guy, but it is not strictly a word-for-word, as most people believe.

    Well put, Rippon.
     

Share This Page

Loading...