The New Living Translation is at it again. Another update. On my post Minor Changes to the New Living Translation in 2013, one Joshua H. has left the following comment:
“Tyndale has released a 2015 update to the NLT! They have posted a list of changes here: http://newlivingtranslation.com/2015NLTUpdateList.html. From looking at the NT changes, it seems they are being less colloquial. One change I can see is in Luke 2:5. Previous NLTs and the Living Bible have “obviously pregnant”; the NLT 2015 changes this to “expecting a child”. Personally I like this as I like the Word to be readable, but not too chatty. The only 2015 NLT I know of is the Kindle edition, which is were I saw the updated date a few months ago.
Perhaps “less colloguial,” except in the Pastoral Letters, where “an/a elder/s” is/are changed to “church leader/s.”
The New Living Translation (NLT) has never been my primary Bible translation for either preaching or studying. But for those whom the NLT is their primary Bible translation, good luck in trying to keep up with all these changes.
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To the updating of the NLT, there seems to be no end in sight. 2016 and 2017 are just around the corner.
At any rate, the NLT remains a top seller among Bible translations.