NASB 2020 Now Available on Bible Gateway

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JTB.SDG

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I was saddened by some of the changes when they came out with some examples of the 2020. Keep us posted on your thoughts.
 

Jonathco

Puritan Board Freshman
I was not thrilled with the examples the Lockman Foundation posted earlier this year. I'll check it out, but like @JTB.SDG stated, keep us posted on your thoughts regarding the update.
 

B.L.

Puritan Board Sophomore
I've never been a NASB reader and it might be the only major Bible translation I don't own a printed copy of. This is more incidental than intentional. A few months ago though I purchased the NASB download for SwordSearcher 8 to compare against the KJV when studying and it's been fun to have on hand.

I've heard mixed reviews on the NASB 2020. I have lost my appetite for revised and updated translations. It's not so much out of suspicion as it is out of general fatigue of keeping up with the latest versions that come out. Having an electronic version available is certainly a free and convenient plus!
 

Jonathco

Puritan Board Freshman
I have lost my appetite for revised and updated translations. It's not so much out of suspicion as it is out of general fatigue of keeping up with the latest versions that come out.

Same here. I was very happy when Crossway stated that there would be no updates to the ESV post-2016. Sadly, they retracted that statement but also have not made any updates since then either. :scratch:

If you want a translation that is not subject to change, I think the KJV and NKJV may be the only significant options. If memory serves me correctly, the NKJV has not been updated since 1982.
 

Taylor

Puritan Board Senior
I have spent the last day reading a little from the update and doing some "spot checking" of passages. I have to say that I am honestly pleased with it. It still feels like the NASB. I don't see it as a major revision. There are some places where they have tried to make the language a little clearer or more readily understandable, but definitely nothing major. I was pleased to see that they have retained peculiar terminology like "propitiation," "saints," and "predestine." Some of the inconsistencies in the NASB 1995 have been corrected, too. Many of the changes that worried people in the preview passages posted to the Lockman Facebook page early on were not implemented. One thing I wish they would have done is remove the capitalization of pronouns referring to deity. It just isn't a good or helpful convention. I rejoiced when the CSB decided to remove it.

More, and more specific, thoughts to come, Lord willing.

I'm starting to stock up on the NASB 95's.
As I understand it, that probably isn't necessary. Lockman has said they will allow the continued publication of the 1995 edition even after the 2020 has been released.
 

bookslover

Puritan Board Doctor
I have spent the last day reading a little from the update and doing some "spot checking" of passages. I have to say that I am honestly pleased with it. It still feels like the NASB. I don't see it as a major revision. There are some places where they have tried to make the language a little clearer or more readily understandable, but definitely nothing major. I was pleased to see that they have retained peculiar terminology like "propitiation," "saints," and "predestine." Some of the inconsistencies in the NASB 1995 have been corrected, too. Many of the changes that worried people in the preview passages posted to the Lockman Facebook page early on were not implemented. One thing I wish they would have done is remove the capitalization of pronouns referring to deity. It just isn't a good or helpful convention. I rejoiced when the CSB decided to remove it.

More, and more specific, thoughts to come, Lord willing.


As I understand it, that probably isn't necessary. Lockman has said they will allow the continued publication of the 1995 edition even after the 2020 has been released.

I like the capitalization of pronouns relating to deity. I think it shows respect for God (and I do understand that it started out, originally, as a marketing device). And, sometimes, it helps to differentiate which person is God and which one is not when you occasionally have two "he" pronouns in the same context.
 
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