Why Does the NLT Use Occupy in Deuteronomy 1:21
“Look! He has placed the land in front of you. Go and occupy it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you. Don’t be afraid! Don’t be discouraged!” Deuteronomy 1:21, NLT Recently, we received a question from a reader asking why the translation team for the New Living Translation chose to use the […]
Why Is the Word Bribe Used in Proverbs 17:8?
We love hearing how people are digging into God’s Word which often leads to questions about a translations choice. We recently received a question about Proverbs 17:8 and wanted to share the response from our translation team. Q: Proverbs 17:8 says “A bribe is like a lucky charm, whoever gives one will prosper.” Should it […]
God Uses Unexpected People Reading Plan Day 5
“Josiah was eight years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem thirty-one years. His mother was Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah from Bozkath. He did what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight and followed the example of his ancestor David. He did not turn away from doing what was right…When the king heard what […]
Why the Good Samaritan Story Looks a Little Different in the NLT
I live in the Chicago area. And there are certain common experiences and ideas that are understood when I talk to fellow Chicagoans. For instance, when someone starts talking about the “Ike” without any further explanation, I know they are talking about a highway that goes into the city from the west. It’s also called […]
Reader Question: Why Does the NLT Use “Justice” in Romans 5:6?
We had a reader ask us why the NLT uses the word “justice” instead of “righteousness” in Romans 5:6. Mark Norton, Bible Editorial Director and member of the NLT Bible Translation Committee, talks about this translation choice. This is a good question. The NLT translators used the term “justice” in Matthew 5:6 to translate the […]
Where is God in Suffering? Day 1
“Elihu continued speaking: ‘Let me go on, and I will show you the truth. For I have not finished defending God!I will present profound argumentsfor the righteousness of my Creator.I am telling you nothing but the truth,for I am a man of great knowledge. ‘God is mighty, but he does not despise anyone!He is mighty […]
Reader Question: Throwing Pearls to Swine (Matthew 7:6)
A reader asks: “We hear a lot about Matthew 7:1-5 regarding a log in your eye, but not much about verse 6. What is that talking about and how does it relate to the earlier verses?” Mark D. Taylor, CEO of Tyndale House Publishers and Director and Chief Stylist for the New Living Translation Bible […]
Reader Question: Is there a difference between being born again and being saved?
We received another excellent question on our Facebook page and wanted to share it with you. This question was about the difference between being born again and being saved. Mark D. Taylor, CEO of Tyndale House Publishers and Director and Chief Stylist for the New Living Translation Bible Translation Committee, agreed to share his thoughts […]
Can We Bless God?
We get so excited when we hear people are getting into God’s Word and wrestling with the text. Recently, we received a question on Facebook about blessing God. We thought others might be interested in the response, so we decided to create a blog post. Our Study Bible and Reference brand manager kindly agreed to […]