After completion in 1971, the NASB was updated in 1977, 1995, and most recently in 2020, according to the best scholarship available at the time. The purposes of the updates have been to increase accuracy, clarity, and readability. Every aspect of vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, and meaning was carefully reviewed during each update. The result is an accurate translation that clearly communicates the Word of God in contemporary English.
The NASB 2020 further improves accuracy where possible, modernizes language, and improves readability. Every aspect of vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, and meaning was carefully reviewed in the updating process. These refinements maintain faithful accuracy to the original texts and provide a clear understanding of God’s Word to those who prefer more modern English standards.
The Amplified Bible is a Literal Equivalent translation that, by using synonyms and definitions, both explains and expands the meaning of words in the text by placing amplification in parentheses, brackets, and after key words. This unique system of translation allows the reader to more completely and clearly grasp the meaning as it was understood in the original languages. Additionally, amplifications may provide further theological, historical, and other details for a better understanding of the text.
La Biblia de las Américas is an original work translated from the Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek directly into modern Spanish. La Biblia de las Américas presents the Word of God in a clear and flowing style while maintaining accuracy.
While La Biblia de las Américas uses the Vosotros form of Spanish, Nueva Biblia de las Américas (NBLA) uses the Ustedes form of Spanish and incorporates features to help the reader deeply understand the text.
Includes 436 pictures of Holy Places taken between the middle 19th - early 20th centuries. These images are spread throughout the whole biblical text and correspond exactly to the specific verses in the Holy Bible.
The NASB – Children’s Edition is the entire Bible in a readable layout with additional features, designed to help engage kids with Scripture. It includes:
The Lockman Foundation is a nonprofit, interdenominational ministry dedicated to the translation, publication, and distribution of the New American Standard Bible (NASB), Amplified Bible (AMP), La Biblia de las Américas (LBLA), Nueva Biblia de las Américas (NBLA), and other Biblical resources.