The New American Standard Bible is getting updated in 2020

IN CASE YOU ARE UNAWARE, the Lockman Foundation is in the process of updating the New American Standard Bible translation. I've been following their progress for awhile now. In September, they started posting passages from the new version on their Facebook page. I'm regularly checking the status of their progress and posting it to my … Continue reading The New American Standard Bible is getting updated in 2020

New American Standard Bible (NASB) – 2020 release news

SINCE THE 1960s, THE NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE has been the go-to translation for many seminarians because it adhered closest to the original Greek. We used it to check our own translation work. Periodic translation updates are necessary for all translations to stay current with word usage. The NASB’s last update was released in 1995. … Continue reading New American Standard Bible (NASB) – 2020 release news

The Word Became Jesus!

If all the words we ever spoke became embodied in a new human being, what would that person be like? They would look different from us, but they would be an exact representation of us. Imagine: all the good words, all the comforting words, all the encouraging words, and all the other words standing in … Continue reading The Word Became Jesus!

The “Christian Standard Bible” 2017 Review

EVERY TEN YEARS OR SO, I change the Bible translation I use for my personal devotions in order to force myself to re-read, re-highlight, and re-notate the text afresh. Over the years, I’ve worked extensively with the New American Standard Bible (NASB), the New International Version (NIV), the New King James Version (NKJV), and, since … Continue reading The “Christian Standard Bible” 2017 Review

Get up, and Walk! – John 5

A multitude (NAS), or a large number (NIV),  of sick would lay around the pool called Bethesda — waiting. Apparently, when the angel of the Lord stirred up the water, the first one in was healed... Recently, a news article reported that archaeologists had identified the remains of this pool. Up until that time, the pool was thought … Continue reading Get up, and Walk! – John 5

Pleading for a Miracle – John 4:30-54

The son of one of Herod’s royal officials was close to death. The official traveled 18 miles up to Cana in the hope of successfully pleading with Jesus to return with him to Capernaum to heal his son.... His father was desperate. The boy’s life depended upon Jesus to act. Jesus, however, simply said, “Go, … Continue reading Pleading for a Miracle – John 4:30-54

Living Water – John 4:1-29

People die without water. When someone is far beyond thirsty, a glass of water is worth more to them than all the world’s gold. At age 16, I got heat stroke in Florida...after fishing all day in the hot sun because I forgot to bring drinking water. That was just a single day. Water is … Continue reading Living Water – John 4:1-29

I Must Decrease – John 3:22-36

John the Baptist was a humble guy, but some of John’s followers became jealous when some others began to follow Jesus. They didn’t like the competition. John, on the other hand, was full of joy to see some of his followers move their allegiance to Jesus. He recognized that his assignment, to announce the arrival … Continue reading I Must Decrease – John 3:22-36

From Death to Life – John 3:1-21

God the Father sent us His One and Only Son, so that through our faith in Jesus Christ, we could be born again by the Holy Spirit. We who believe in Him, have turned from the darkness of this world’s lies to the light and glory of Christ’s truth. We have moved from death to life. … Continue reading From Death to Life – John 3:1-21

The Best Wine for Last – John 2:1-11 (updated)

The miracle of water into wine was, according the Apostle John, a ‘sign’. Was it a sign that Jesus cared about weddings? He does, but there’s a lot more going on here than catering a wedding. When John designates a miracle as a sign, he’s stating that that act, in particular, displays the glory of … Continue reading The Best Wine for Last – John 2:1-11 (updated)