Having Scripture in your brain is one thing. Getting those truths to penetrate meaningfully into your heart is quite another. That’s the beauty behind the New Living Translation. Rich, living language brings Scripture to life like you’ve never experienced before. And precise scholarship means you can rely on the NLT for serious study. Don’t just read the Bible, let it move you.
First published in 1996, the New Living Translation utilizes the most recent scholarship in translation to create a text that has the same impact in the lives of modern readers that the ancient text did for the original readers. This is accomplished by translating entire thoughts (rather than individual words) into natural, everyday English. In addition, the translators have sought to translate terms shrouded in history and culture in ways that can be immediately understood by the contemporary reader. The NLT text was revised in 2004 in order to increase the precision of the text while maintaining the readability and clarity the translation is known for. The result is the most important new translation in decades; a translation that is clear to read and understand and that accurately communicates the meaning of the original text.