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New Living Translation (NLT)

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Nicholas25, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. Nicholas25

    Nicholas25 New Member

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    I just purchased a NLT Bible. I was wondering if any of you own or have read one, and if so what you think about it.
     
  2. Brandon C. Jones

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    I have enjoyed using it for reading purposes. I think it's a fine addition as a quite readable English translation. I'd recommend giving it a try, so you see what you think.
     
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    My wife and I love ours..
     
  4. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member
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    The NLTse is wonderful.I use it a lot.

    Just last week I gave away the Gospel of John to four students.It was the 1996 version.The NLTse is the 2004 version.There was a mild update in 2007;but it's still called the NLTse.
     
  5. Marcia

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    I like the NLT just for reading, but prefer the NASB or NKJV for study. I've owned an NLT Bible in the past but don't have one at present.

    It seems that this discussion should probably go in the forum for Bible Translations and Versions, don't you think?
     
  6. ktn4eg

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    I recently purchased a NLTse in the Life Application Bible's format of study notes and probing comments.

    Among the MV's with which I'm familiar, IMHO this particular Bible comes the closest to "having it it all."
    Of course, NO study Bible by itself is going to contain absolutely everything an individual would ever want in one handy, portable format. However, this one comes the closest for me.

    (This is not to say that I have no use for the KJV or that I believe it is a totally unreliable translation because that isn't true. If I did, why then would I have the signature that I do at the bottom of all of my posts?)
     
  7. jeben

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    NLT Study Bible

    I just recieved the new NLT study Bible, I plan on makeing it my main reading bible.
     
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    I'm almost through the Discovering God NLTse study Bible. It is an excellent translation, definately my top 3.
     
  9. Amy.G

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    I agree with Marcia that the NLT is excellent for reading, but I prefer the NKJV or NASB for study.

    I have the NLT Life Application Bible and it is an excellent Bible. The notes are very good. :thumbs:
    The only thing I don't like about it is the one column format. I prefer 2 columns.
     
  10. ajg1959

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    Am I missing something?

    When I come to the BB website, I look at the new threads and posts listed and never really look at which forum they are posted in.

    Does that really matter? Why do some folks get upset when they feel that a thread is posted in the "wrong forum"?

    I dont get it, would someone tell me why this is so important?

    AJ
     
  11. mattjtayl

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    I love NLT Bibles ! They are so much easier to read then any other bible I have read.
     
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  12. Rippon

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    I misstated that somewhat.There was a bit of an overlap of scholars on both the ESV and NLTse projects (even cross-pollination with the TNIV translation).But any open-minded person would conclude that there was more work done in revising the NLT than the RSV.
     
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    If I'm not reading the TNIV, I'm either the NLTse or the NRSV.

    The NLT is excellent. I endorse everything expressed by Rippon the the NLTse. :thumbs:
     
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