Renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability and vetted by Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, and Jewish scholars, the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) faithfully serves the church in personal spiritual formation, in the liturgy, and in the academy.
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We’re grateful to Dr. R. Patrick Smith, associate research professor of Theological Ethics and Bioethics, Duke Divinity School, for partnering with the Zondervan NRSV Comfort Print® Bible campaign in helping people better engage the Bible.
See other posts in this series:
- NRSV: God’s Word and Future Generations
- NRSV: How the Liturgy Deepens your Affection for Scripture
- NRSV: Cultivating Bible Reading Habits
- NRSV: How the Gospel Informs Social Action
- NRSV: Scripture Reading Advice for New Followers of Jesus
From the NRSV Preface
[A]mong the mandates given to the [NRSV translation] Committee in 1980…was the directive to continue in the tradition of the King James Bible, but to introduce such changes as are warranted on the basis of accuracy, clarity, euphony, and current English usage. Within the constraints set by the original texts…the Committee has followed the maxim, “As literal as possible, as free as necessary.” As a consequence, the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) remains essentially a literal translation….
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