For many, the Bible can seem overwhelming—even daunting. The goal of the New Living Translation is to break down barriers so readers can freely get into God’s Word. The translation team was intentional in choosing words that remain true to the ancient authors’ meaning while still being understandable and engaging to modern-day readers.

After interacting with the New Living Translation, readers often respond, “With the NLT, I spend more time understanding the Bible and less time trying to understand it.”

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Passage Highlights

  • 26 Then God said, "Let us make human beings* in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground." 27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

    Genesis 1:26-27

  • 14 You must worship no other gods, for the LORD, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you.

    Exodus 34:14

  • 1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to the Most High.

    Psalm 92:1

  • 43 "You have heard the law that says, 'Love your neighbor' and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!

    Matthew 5:43-44

  • 8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can't take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.

    Ephesians 2:8-9

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