A translation is like a window – it allows you to see through to the other side. While many Bible renderings focus on the reader’s point of view, the Legacy Standard Bible began by asking a decidedly different question — what did the Author intend?
The Masterpiece above all creation is the glory of Christ as seen in the Word of God. Examining Scripture in a word-for-word translation allows the reader to encounter its unparalleled beauty as the Author originally intended.
Know you are seeing Christ clearly because what is in front of you is what God said, not what thoughts He intended.
The goal was not to create a new translation but to refine an already excellent one. Carefully working word-by-word through the New American Standard Bible, the LSB improves word consistency, revealing a depth of clarity not seen before. With careful reading, you’ll see how the 66 books are a divinely orchestrated masterpiece from a single Author—eternal and without error.
The LSB advances the aim of the NASB. It brings out textual connections through consistent translation of words, highlights literary artistry like alliteration, and tightens grammatical structure. With this new level of precision, the Bible reader is able to see more of what is happening in the original text than ever before. Learn more
English is a global language. We knew we needed a global team to test the readability of the text. The LSB was reviewed by a team of 70+ scholars, pastors, and every-day NASB readers from around the world. This ensures readers from all walks of life can easily engage and interact with the text.
Expository preachers and Bible teachers including John MacArthur, Al Mohler, Charles Stanley, Kay Arthur, and thousands of others have used the NASB because of its faithfulness to what the Author originally intended. Their influence has led millions of Christian men and women to use the NASB in their personal, daily reading. The LSB carries on that tradition by seeking to apply even more precision to its literal qualities.
“To bring forth every feature of God’s inspired Word with the hope that believers by the Spirit and through the church will labor to grasp every detail to the glory of God.” – Dr. Abner Chou