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The New Living Translation
The New Living Translation combines the latest biblical scholarship with a clear, dynamic writing style that communicates God's Word powerfully to all who hear and read it. It renders the message of the original texts of Scripture into clear, contemporary English that was written to be read aloud. With a focus on clarity, The New Living Translation invites readers to go deeper into the biblical text to discover God's story for their lives and the world.
The translators of the New Living Translation set out to render the message of the original texts of Scripture into clear, contemporary English. As they did so, they translated as simply and literally as possible when that approach yielded an accurate, clear, and natural English text. Many words and phrases were rendered literally and consistently into English, preserving essential literary and rhetorical devices, ancient metaphors, and word choices that give structure to the text and provide echoes of meaning from one passage to the next.
On the other hand, the translators rendered the message more dynamically when the literal rendering was hard to understand, was misleading, or yielded archaic or foreign wording. They clarified difficult metaphors and terms to aid in the reader's understanding. Their goal was to be both faithful to the ancient texts and eminently readable. The result is a translation that is both exegetically accurate and idiomatically powerful. More than 90 Bible scholars, along with a group of accomplished English stylists, worked closely together toward that goal. In the end, the NLT is the result of precise scholarship conveyed in living, contemporary language.
All of the Bible scholars and stylists involved in this work are Christians who accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God. They represent a rich variety of theological and denominational backgrounds, united by the common conviction that the Bible is God's Word and that all people should have a translation of Scripture that they can really understand.
Featured New Living Translation Bibles
The Life Application Study Bible is today's #1-bestselling study Bible.
The notes begin with helping the reader understand God's Word, then shows how to apply what God is teaching to everyday life. This Bible includes nearly 10,000 Life Application notes and features designed to help God's timeless truth become a personal truth for every reader.
Discover How You Can Apply the Bible to Your Life Today
- Nearly 10,000 Life Application notes and features
- Over 100 Life Application profiles of key Bible people
- Introductions and overviews for each book of the Bible
- More than 400 maps & charts placed for quick reference
- Extensive side-column cross-reference system to facilitate deeper study
- Life Application index to notes, charts, maps, and profiles
- 16 pages of full-color maps
- Presentation page
- Single-column format
- Christian Worker's Resource, a special supplement to enhance the reader's ministry effectiveness
- Full text of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), combining the latest biblical scholarship with clear, natural English
- Words of Jesus are in red letter
The only teen Bible based on today's #1-selling study Bible, the Teen Life Application Study Bible is packed with features designed to meet the challenges and needs of today's high school students.
Combining traditional study-Bible features like book introductions, textual notes, person profiles, and maps with application-oriented features focusing on choices, real-life issues, and real-life stories of actual teens, the Teen Life Application Study Bible helps teens understand and apply God's Word to all areas of their lives and encounter God in an authentic way.
Filament combines the simple elegance of a premium Bible with the powerful capabilities of your mobile device. You get the best reading experience a print Bible can offer and instant access to more meaningful content than you'll find in any one study Bible or devotional Bible.
The Filament Bible features a carefully crafted page design, offering the best possible reading experience in a single-volume print Bible. A line-over-line single-column setting, generous font size and margins, and optimal line length create a strikingly beautiful presentation of God's Word in a portable package.
This Bible also includes exclusive access to the Filament App, available in the App Store and Google Play. Simply scan the page you are reading with your device's camera. Your phone or tablet recognizes the page and instantly connects you to content centered around that passage.
This print+digital setup gives you options you've never had in a single Bible. If you want to read God's Word without distraction, leave your phone in your pocket. If you want to dig deeper, your device unlocks a rich set of curated content--study notes, devotionals, videos, interactive visuals, and more.
Your Bible reading will never be the same.
NLT in Comparison to Other Translations