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.
The translation team shares how the LSB shines clearly through the window—from the Author to the reader.
Use the arrows on the right and left to see who is supporting the LSB translation.
“The Legacy Standard Bible is the final step of refinement of a great English translation. Scholar, pastor, or student will find it to be their consistent, reliable source.”
Professor of Apologetics and Church History
at Grace Bible Theological Seminary,
Director of Alpha and Omega Ministries,
Pastor/Elder at Apologia Church, Arizona
“The Legacy Standard Bible, hands down, is the most accurate translation of God’s inspired word from the original languages and it is now my primary study and preaching Bible.”
Pastor, Teacher, Evangelist,
Justin Peters Ministries
“The Legacy Standard Bible excels in each of the aspects that are most important in a Bible translation for any faithful student of the Scriptures: accuracy, fidelity to the original texts, and internal consistency all in a thoroughly readable format. Our church has adopted it as our pew Bible and as the Word is preached, I continue to gain new insights into the text due to the consistent nature and quality of this translation.”
D. Min. Senior Pastor,
First Baptist Church of Weymouth
“At last! This is the translation so many have been waiting for. Every English speaker needs to own and use this translation. My hope is that many more of us outside the USA can now reap the benefit from the legacy of all the great work put into the NASB but now taken to an even higher standard. It is aptly named.”
Pastor of GraceLife London, UK
“The Legacy Standard Bible forges together precise translation and editorial clarity so that expositors and students of the Bible alike can be confident they are reading the active and living Word of God. An essential edition in every Christian library, the Legacy Standard Bible is sure to stand strong alongside other historic translations.”
Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Historical Theology,
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,
“The Legacy Standard Bible has quickly become my most trusted translation in both my study and preaching. It accurately translates the original meaning of every word in a consistent way, maintains a smooth and natural reading, and is faithful to the language of the original text. For example, the proper name of God (Yahweh) is used wherever it appears in the Old Testament. If you want a translation that is accurate, readable, and faithful to the original biblical text, you need to own the Legacy Standard Bible.”
First Baptist Church Lindale, TX
The Bible…must be as close to the original autographs as possible while still being intelligible. The text you read must draw you to the heights of adoration and worship; I am convinced that the Legacy Standard Bible offers the best scholarship available while still being readable. … It is not just the Bible to build a legacy upon, it is the Bible with which to glorify Christ.
Exploring the Truth
“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
The link below will take you to the Tyndale Center for Bible Translation, a project of The Master’s Seminary. The content on their site is a work in progress. Over time the site will contain the notes from the LSB translation team that were captured during their work. It is provided as a resource to help people everywhere understand more of the Biblical languages and is freely accessible.
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