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New American Standard Bible: NASB The Standard of Biblical Excellence

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Vocabulary updated
Literal, word-for-word translation
Red letter
Center-column references
Paragraph format
Concordance
8 full-page maps
Presentation page
Family records
Smyth sewn
Gold page edging
Gift boxed
5 3/8 X 8 3/8 % Font size: 9
Leather Bound, Ultrathin Reference Bible; Black Genuine Leather, 1184 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Foundation Publications (first published January 1st 1958)
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Raleighhunter
Mar 16, 2011 Raleighhunter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Raleighhunter by: My partents
This is the only book I've read through cover to cover more than twice. It is the only book I read every day. There isn't enough room to tell what I've learned from it.

Here is a list of my favorites from The Bible:
Favorite Psalms - Psalms 32
Favorite Judge - Deborah
Favorite Proverb - Chapter 30
Favorite Pentateuch - Deuteronomy
Favorite Military Leader - Joshua
Favorite Priest - Samuel
Favorite Major Prophet (in terms of documents written) - Daniel
Favorite Minor Prophet - Zechariah
Favorite King -
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Dan
Jul 30, 2012 Dan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Holy Bible: The tale of two gods.

I have always been a fan of Old Testament god. He is the kind of fellow you can believe in. . . or else. Philistine's move into your neighborhood? Don't worry, the big guy has your back. He'll send his favorite son David to cut off two hundred of their foreskins and present them to the then king in exchange for stealing his wife. If that doesn't motivate you to convert to the bible's deity of choice, I don't know what will.

The methods of retribution are creativ
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Matt Conti
Aug 24, 2010 Matt Conti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me about a year but this was by far the best book I have read and will ever read it has every kind of story in it you could look for, true stories, figurative stories fantacies very very good. I recomend all to read at least LEAST once in there life time there is a reason it is called the best story ever told.
Nickwill2001
Jun 14, 2009 Nickwill2001 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I learned about my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Also, the source of life, the result of the fall, the redemptive love of God, how to live, how to love, how to die, what happens afterward, and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit.
Joshua
Jan 25, 2011 Joshua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can really say that it's the only "must read" out there. If you don't have one, get one!
Charles
Jul 28, 2012 Charles rated it it was amazing
most literal and accurate. this is my bible of choice. stitched and genuine not bonded leather. i use it daily and it needs to be tough. ESV and NKJV are also very good. I read the King James in its original translation and it was not nearly as hard to read as most people protest from my view but i see no value over the NKJV as it is a lot more readable and just as accurate unless your dealing with the "king james only" club. whats the best bible to read? the one you actually will. if that’s the ...more
Rita
Apr 25, 2008 Rita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Yes, I know, I'm surely going to hell for giving the Bible only 4 stars. But some of it is really hard to get through.

And, this is the one I was presented with when I was confirmed Catholic.

Yes, I've actually read all three. And studied them through various theological courses.
Tracey
Mar 27, 2011 Tracey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Tracey by: Bible Design Blog
Seriously, the Bible is my favorite book. It's got a little of everything in it that I love (history, science, mystery, Mystery, love, romance, explosions and fire, wisdom, prophecy, darkness, poetry, unanswered questions, self-help, tragedy, beauty...)

I hate that the author is "Anonymous"; I call him God.

THIS particular Bible, I'm reviewing both the translation (NASB) and the publisher (Cambridge). I love the Old English of other translations (Douay Rheims, KJV, ESV), but the New American Stand
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Jake Kern
OK, I know it may seem trite to put the Bible in among the books I'm currently reading, but there have been some significant changes in my life that compelled me to add it. First I lost my dad on 9/4/09, and love, prayer, and the Bible are what held me together during that time. Also, as I've been talking with my therapist in the past couple months, I've had a tremendous breakthrough with my depression, anxiety, agoraphobia...you name it...and it's all because I've been speaking aloud and rebuki ...more
puppitypup
Mar 29, 2016 puppitypup rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love to read the bible. It's been six years since God got ahold of me, and I'm just finishing my sixth time through the bible. My hope is to read through it every year for the rest of my life.

NASB is my favorite translation because (1) it's the most literal, and I am an extremely literal person, (2) it's so poetic, especially through Psalms and Proverbs and the major prophets, (3) it's the easiest version to memorize.

If you aren't head over heels in love with the Lord, start reading your bibl
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Cody
Mar 01, 2015 Cody rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Cody by: Mum and Dad...but its been God who has kept me going all these years!
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Dina (ReviewTime)
About the binding & cover
The cover of this Compact Bible is made from Leathertex, an artificial leather which is soft to the touch. This Leathertex edition has a very nice smooth feel, which my husband really likes the feel of. Artificial leather should prove to be close in durability to bonded leather, although they haven't been on the market long enough to know for sure.
Trim Size: 4 1/16 x 6 3/16 x 3/4


What's inside?
This Bible is black letter edition. The text size is 6.8 type, which is goo
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Michael
May 05, 2011 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: _devotional
One of the issues in purchasing a bible that you plan to both carry with you and read for substantial stretches is finding one that is compact without being illegible due to tiny print size. Correctly selected typefaces are the best remedy for this problem, and this edition gets it right.

What the NASB lacks in readability (and I would characterize that liability as slight), it makes up for in accuracy. While no translation is truly "word-for-word", any word deliberately inserted for clarity that
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نرگس
خوندن کتابهای مذهبی برای من سخته. ولی وقتی از منظر یه متن ادبی بهشون نگاه میکنم قضیه یکسره متفاوت میشه. در مورد این کتاب، توصیهی من دستکم خواندن کتاب جامعه از عهد عتیقه. متن فوقالعادهایه. ...more
Larissa Fauber
Dec 23, 2010 Larissa Fauber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The Holy Bible is the love letter from God to us. He used several people to write the Bible in order to show His love for all His creation. And it is with honour that I finished reading this love letter for the third time and I would also like to encourage you to do the same.

"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth"
This is Genesis 1:1.
God has started His creation. He created everything that your eyes can and cannot see. He also created the man and the woman, Adam and Eve. And He
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Cori
I must include in my reading list the most important Book of all!!! I have read through the Bible about 20 times, having read The Living Way version once, The New King James version once, and the NAS 18 times. As a Christian of 25 years, I'm accountable for about five years of laziness in not reading my Bible. However, this year will be my twenty-first reading. Please understand that I am not trying to add notches to my Bible-reading belt, nor am I a legalist who thinks reading yearly makes me b ...more
Bret Walker
Aug 23, 2012 Bret Walker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of the three versions of the Bible that I've read thus far (NIV, King James, and NASB), I found the NASB to be the one that spoke to me most clearly and most lovingly. By that I mean that reading the NASB was like having a conversation with an old friend, sitting by a soft fire in comfortable chairs, discussing the ways of God and all that He has done for us. It was a pleasure to read from end to end and it was also the quickest read of the three (NIV took me a little more than eleven months, Ki ...more
Matthew
May 12, 2012 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites


No matter what your background or worldview, this book is a must read. It is easily the most studied/challenged book ever written, not to mention the one that has had the biggest impact on world history. It tells the story of God's relationship to humankind, how the first humans chose to turn their backs on God so He designed a way to restore the relationship back to what it was meant to be. As a section in John explains, "For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son (Jesus), that whoev
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Bill Tillman
I gave my life to Jesus in 1973, and started reading the KJV. After about a month I switched to the NASB version and its been my favorite ever since.
Derek
Sep 20, 2016 Derek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christ, theology, classics
Finally finished it, cover to cover. The ending smells of fresh tulips.
ArEzO.... Es
Sep 18, 2008 ArEzO.... Es rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
پيش گفتار
مقدمه
پيشينه ي تاريخي عهد جديد

پيشينه ي يهودي
پيشينه ي غير يهودي

نگاهي اجمالي به زندگي عيسي مسيح
خلاصه و توضيحات
نامه هاي پولس:
نامه به علاطيان
نامه ها به تسالونيكيان
نامه ها به قرنتيان
نامه به روميان

نامه هاي نوشته شده در اسارت
فيلپيان
فليمون
كولسيان

انجيلهاي هم نگار و كتاب اعمال
انجيل مرقس
انجيل متي
انجيل لوقا
كتاب اعمال
نامه ها به كشيشان
نامه هاي خطاب به تيموتاوس
نامه به تيطس
نامه به افسسيان
نامه هاي سرگشاده به كليساها
اول پطرس
نامه ي يعقوب
نامه هاي يوحنا
دوم پطرس
يهودا
نامه به عبرانيان
مكاشفه يوحنا
انجيل يوحنا
توضي
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Ben Moore
Sep 28, 2012 Ben Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't understand much of what's written in this book...particularly the first half. In spite of that...this has been an interesting and even life changing read. It's a great deal like Tolstoy's War & Peace in that there are large sections of it that I'm tempted to skip over...but I keep getting rewarded as I plow through it. I find Jesus to be a most remarkable man and have come to believe in him as God. He surprised me with his kindness and willingness to sacrifice in the face a people wh ...more
Kim
"For the earth will be filled
With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord,
As the waters cover the sea."

Habakkuk 2: 14


It doesn't seem to matter how many times I read the Bible, it doesn't matter how often I read those last words in Revelation "The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen." The next morning I open it again, usually a different translation, but once again I read the words "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" I'm pulled in all over again. And now it's time to s
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J.D. White
May 28, 2012 J.D. White rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Ranoordam
Jan 01, 2015 Ranoordam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read the bible in a year, some stretches were hard, Leviticus and some prophets, the disadvantage of reading it in a year is the lacking of depth in a passage for there is only so much time the advantage is that you read the whole book and it is awesome to see all 66 books connect. It is powerful, the word of God
Kam Webb
Jul 26, 2015 Kam Webb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always Reading! Romans 15:4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Callie
Dec 31, 2015 Callie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
It feels silly to rate the Bible - it's God's Word, of course it's good! I just wanted a record that I read through the NASB version this year.
Daniel Wright
I don't review the Bible, but I review versions of it. With this version, I was not impressed.

I don't mind the formal-equivalent/literal style of it. Inevitably it leads to a little awkwardness at times, but I consider this a price worth paying. The reasoning behind it is to cleave as closely as possible to the original languages and texts, and interpose as little hermeneutical distance between the reader and writer as possible. Unfortunately, this purpose is completely betrayed by some editoria
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hamptonenglish10
Jan 06, 2013 hamptonenglish10 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Nathanael Hepner
Ms. Brooks
Academic English 10
6 january 2013

The Bible was created by God. Genesis shows the creation of the Earth and how what we are came to be. The book starts with God creating the universe and creating the first two humans. He created a garden for them and told them not to eat from the forbidden tree inside. The snake tempted them and they ate, soon realizing their mistake. They hid from God and he punished them.

This book falls into historical nonfiction because the creation
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Gretchen Fatouros
I would recommend everyone read the Bible. There is much our modern world's popular stories don't tell.

Reading the Bible is really difficult to do, especially with all those "begots," so this version makes it doable! Each day includes 2 readings, between old & new testaments with psalms scattered in there.

I would recommend you have another, preferably physical, copy of the Bible for those times when you get caught up in the one story & don't want to jump back to the other. This version
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