Word Studies in the New Living Translation: δικαιόω (dikaioō)

Greek:      δικαιόω (dikaioō)English:     justify, make right with God, make right in God’s sight by Mark D. Taylor, NLT Bible Translation Committee Certain terms in both the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament bear particular theological significance—placing extra weight on the task of translation. One such word is the Greek term dikaioō (pronounced dik-aye-AH-oh), […]

Word Studies in the New Living Translation:   γραμματεúς (grammateus)

Greek:      γραμματεúς (grammateus); plural γραμματεῖς (grammateis)English:     scribe; teacher of the law; teacher of religious law by Mark D. Taylor, NLT Bible Translation Committee The Greek noun grammateus (plural grammateis) is used sixty-three times in the New Testament, almost always in reference to members of a group of Jewish religious leaders. The one exception to this […]

Word Study in the New Living Translation: κοιμάω (koimaō)

by Mark D. Taylor, NLT Bible Translation Committee Greek:      κοιμάω (koimaō) English: fall asleep; die The verb koimaō is used eighteen times in the New Testament. The literal meaning of the word is “to fall asleep.” An example of this usage is found in Luke 22:45, where Jesus is praying in the Garden of Gethsemane: […]

Word Study in the New Living Translation: κύριος (kyrios)

by Mark D. Taylor, NLT Bible Translation Committee Greek:      κύριος (kyrios)English:     master, sir, Lord, Lord The word kyrios is used more than 700 times in the New Testament. In the ancient Greek world, kyrios was used to describe a master or a slave owner or a ruler. We see this meaning reflected in Matthew 10:24-25, […]

Word Studies in the New Living Translation: εὐαγγέλιον (euangelion), εὐαγγελίζω (euangelizō)

Greek:      εὐαγγέλιον (euangelion)English:    good news; gospel Greek:      εὐαγγελίζω (euangelizō)English:    preach (or tell) the good news; preach (or tell) the gospel by Mark D. Taylor, NLT Bible Translation Committee The noun euangelion means, quite literally, “good news.” In the Greco-Roman world this term was used to describe or announce an event of significance, like the rise […]

Word Studies in the New Living Translation: ἱλαστήριον hilasterion

Each month we will be led in a word study by a member of the Bible Translation Committee for the New Living Translation (NLT) or by a member of our Bible editorial team. We hope you will join us on this educational adventure. This month we are learning about: Greek: ἱλαστήριον (hilastērion) English: the cover […]

Meet Our Podcast Partners at Apollos Watered

We are excited to partner with the Apollos Watered podcast. Hear from Kevin O’Brien, chief strategy officer and executive editor for Apollos Watered, on why they agree with us that Understanding the Bible Changes Everything. By Kevin O’Brien, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Editor, Apollos Watered We are Bible people. Well, we claim we are. […]

Understanding the Bible Changes Everything

That’s not a tagline. It’s a promise. When you not only read the Bible, but also understand and obey it, you will be transformed.  And not just your life. When you understand the Bible, it changes your family, community, and nation – it changes everything! John begins his gospel, “In the beginning the Word already […]

And Presents by the Tree

We all have our own unique Christmas traditions. Maybe you open gifts on Christmas Eve or wait until Three Kings Day in January. Maybe you create a special family recipe or play a game each year. Do you decorate a tree or buy gifts for someone in need? One of my favorite traditions is helping […]

What the Lord Sees

“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.’” 1 Samuel 16:7, NLT Note from the Life Application Study Bible Saul was tall and handsome—an impressive-looking man. Samuel may have […]