Is the New American Standard Bible a good translation?

Is the New American Standard Bible an accurate translation?

The NASB is a revision of the American Standard Version. The Lockman Foundation claims that the NASB “has been widely embraced as a literal and accurate English translation because it consistently uses the formal equivalence translation philosophy.”

What is the most accurate translation of the Bible in circulation today?

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Because the NASB is the most accurate Bible translation, it is also the most literal, word-for-word translation of the Bible. This means the NASB is the most difficult to read, even more so than other word-for-word translations.

Is the New American Standard Bible a good Bible?

The NASB ’95 is an excellent translation that falls closer to the “word for word” side of the translation spectrum, a bit far from the “thought for thought” style of the Message Bible. I recommend different translations that fall all across the spectrum to get a better grasp of what the Scriptures are saying.

What Bible translation should I avoid?

(Dis)Honorable Mention: Two translations that most Christians know to avoid but should still be mentioned are the New World Translation (NWT), which was commissioned by the Jehovah’s Witness cult and the Reader’s Digest Bible, which cuts out about 55% of the Old Testament and another 25% of the New Testament (including …

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Can Catholics read the New American Bible?

Although the revised Lectionary based on the original New American Bible is still the sole translation approved for use at Mass in the dioceses of the United States, the NABRE New Testament is currently being revised so that American Catholics can read the same Bible translation in personal study and devotion that they