New Living Translation

The New Living Translation (NLT) is a modern English translation of the Bible that seeks to provide readers with a clear and accurate rendering of the original text in contemporary language. The translation was first published in 1996 and is the work of a team of over 90 scholars from various Christian denominations.

The NLT aims to strike a balance between the accuracy of a formal equivalence translation (which seeks to closely follow the wording and syntax of the original text) and the accessibility of a dynamic equivalence translation (which seeks to convey the meaning of the text in natural, modern language). As such, it is considered a “thought-for-thought” translation that seeks to capture the meaning and essence of the original text in a way that is easy to understand for modern readers.

The NLT has been praised for its clarity and readability, and it has become a popular translation among Christians of various denominations. It is widely used in personal devotions, church services, and academic settings, and it is available in a variety of formats, including print, audio, and digital.

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