The New American Standard Bible, while preserving the literal accuracy of the 1901 American Standard Version has sought to render grammar and terminology in contemporary English. Special attention has been given to the rendering of verb tenses to give the English reader a rendering as close as possible to the sense of the original Greek and Hebrew texts. Passages with Old English “thee’s” and “thou’s” etc. have been updated to modern English along with updates to words whose meanings have changed over the intervening years. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.
Please Note: This is the 1977 version of the New American Standard Bible.
Deuteronomy 6:4–9: “Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord is one!“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.“And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; …
Proverbs 3:5–7: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Micah 6:8: He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
John 14:26: “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
1 Corinthians 12:7: But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me, and delivered Himself up for me.
Ephesians 2:4–10: But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus, …
Philippians 1:6: For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 1:7: For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
Hebrews 11:6: And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.