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 2012, the Holman Christian Standard Version (HCSB). For detailed study, I use the Logos Bible Software program to compare translations across many other versions (ESV, NRSV, etc.) and to dig into the nuances of the original languages.
In January 2017, an update to the Holman Christian Standard Bible was released. They dropped Holman from the name making it the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) now. I added it to my Bibles in Logos. You can check out the CSB online or download the free app from csbible.com. You can purchase one of the many targeted CSB study bibles from Christian Book Distributors. And you can join the CSB Facebook group to participate in the member discussions.
I’ve also learned that an update to the NASB is due out on a to-be-announced date in 2020. I’m keeping tabs on its progress, see my post “New American Standard Bible (NASB) – 2020 release news.”
Translation Readability Comparison
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