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The New American Standard Bible, 2020 Update (NASB)



The New American Standard Bible (NASB), long considered a favorite study Bible by serious students of the Scriptures. Since its completion in 1971, the New American Standard Bible has been widely embraced as the gold standard among word-for-word translations. Millions trust the NASB and discover what the original text says, word for word. Over the past several years, the Lockman Foundation has been overseeing a new update to the NASB text, commonly referred to as NASB 2020.

Going verse by verse, every aspect of vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, and meaning was carefully reviewed in the update process. These refinements maintain faithful accuracy to the original texts and provide a clear understanding of God’s Word through updated English. The NASB has been produced with the conviction that the words of Scripture as originally penned in the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek were inspired by God and will speak with fresh power to every generation.

The NASB strives to adhere as closely as possible to the original manuscripts and to make a translation that is both fluent and readable according to current English usage.

  • Provides a formal rendering of the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek
  • Features the latest update of the NASB 1995 that further improves accuracy where possible, modernizes language, and improves readability
  • Consistently uses the formal equivalence translation philosophy
  • Title: New American Standard Bible
  • Publisher: Lockman Foundation
  • Print Publication Date: 2020
  • Logos Release Date: 2021
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › English
  • Resource ID: LLS:NASB2020
  • Resource Type: Bible
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-07-12T17:51:42Z

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using Overview tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.


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  1. Novan



  2. James L Gleason
    Where is the interlinear for Hebrew/Greek? Is this an English-only version for reading and not studying the text? If so, this is the only Bible translation that is not keyed to the original languages. If so, it's not worth the money.

  3. Brian Leathers
  4. Paul Whitehorn, Jr.
  5. Russel Levassar
    It appears they bent the literal text to align with unity, equality, and political correctness. While this is important to the current postmodern culture and world agenda, it does change the literal validity of the Scripture. I do not understand why the change occurs when we have other translations that paraphrase the meaning.

  6. Jintae Seok

    Jintae Seok


  7. Randy



    --Looks like they went politically correct on gender, stripping "men" in favor of "people", if it also includes women. Except they call it "GENDER ACCURACY", and being "inclusive". However, they retained "brothers" for "brethren", admitting that it can refer to both genders (just like "men" or "he" can refer to both genders). So there they add "and sisters" in italics. I lose confidence in a work that is more afraid of how women will react to it, than what God intended for us to hear. The text comparison tool shows some other differences between the NASB 2020 and NASB95. One difference, is it uses written numbers. For example, in 1 Chronicles 26:9, the NASB95 reads, "Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth; all the sons and relatives of Hosah were 13." In the NASB 2020, it says, "Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, and Zechariah the fourth; the sons and relatives of Hosah were thirteen in all." There is some difference in wording also. 1 Chronicles 26:12 reads "minister" in the 95 version, but "serve" in the 2020 edition. There are regular changes like this, throughout the text, where they update a word or phrase. There's a complete explanation of how it's different, in the forward. As mentioned by others, this Logos version doesn't seem to come with an interlinear, for looking up the Greek/Hebrew.

  8. William  Dicks

    William Dicks


    I am very disappointed with this NASB Logos rendering. It is keyed to nothing but the archaic Strong's. Neither does it show my highlighting, and marking that I've done with the NASB1995. If I change from NASB1995 to SBLGNT, or CSB, all my highlights and marking show. Why is it not the same for the NASB2020? It is an almost useless rendering for usage in Logos. This is unacceptable. Please say that there is going to be an update later that will fix this! After we had to wait for so long to get the NASB2020 on Logos, is this really all we are going to get?

  9. Marco Ceccarelli
    Why this NASB doesn't have interlinear?

  10. Joseph Veeravalli