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Publisher: Tyndale.com

The New Living Translation (NLT) is a modern and easy-to-understand English translation of the Bible. It seeks to convey the meaning of the original biblical texts in contemporary language, making it accessible to a wide range of readers. The NLT was first published in 1996 and has since undergone revisions to enhance clarity and accuracy.

The translation process involved a team of scholars from various denominations, linguists, and experts, aiming to produce a faithful rendition of the ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek manuscripts. The NLT is known for its dynamic equivalence approach, balancing readability with a commitment to preserving the intent of the original authors.

The NLT includes both the Old and New Testaments, covering the entire biblical narrative. It is often chosen for personal study, devotionals, and public readings due to its clear and engaging language. The NLT has gained popularity for its accessibility to readers, especially those new to the Bible.

With its contemporary expression and thoughtful translation philosophy, the New Living Translation has found acceptance across a diverse range of Christian denominations and is widely used in churches, educational settings, and individual study.

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Holy Bible, New Living Translation

Copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

The text of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio) up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission of the publisher, provided that the verses quoted do not account for more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the work in which they are quoted, and provided that a complete book of the Bible is not quoted.

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  • Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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  • Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

When quotations from the NLT text are used in nonsalable media, such as church bulletins, orders of service, newsletters, transparencies, or similar media, a complete copyright notice is not required, but the initials NLT must appear at the end of each quotation.

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