The New Living Translation is a clear and trusted English translation of the Bible. It conveys the precise meaning of the original languages in a flowing, effortless writing style that promotes comfortable and meaningful reading.

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How was the New Living Translation developed?

Learn about the objectives, translation philosophy, methodology, and development process of the New Living Translation.

Why Read the NLT?

The Translation Team

“The NLT second edition was put together by a dream team of scholars and linguists and gives us a Bible that is thoroughly reliable and eminently readable. It allows the Scriptures to speak with fresh vitality.”

John Ortberg

Menlo Park Presbyterian
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Hear from a Translator

Philip W. Comfort, noted Biblical scholar, professor, author, and editor talks about the New Living Translation and the history of translations.

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