Minor Updates to the NLT
Thanks to the website The Bible Hunter, we were recently made aware of some minor edits taking place with the New Living Translation. You can read the entire page at this link. I’ve listed a few samples below, the strikeouts are obviously the removed sections, the italics represent the new additions. It is easier to read at the link, so I encourage you to click through.
Many involve word changes:
Jer. 40:7 The leaders of the Judean
guerrilla bandsmilitary groups in the countryside heard…
Matt. 1:19 Joseph,
her fiancéto whom she was engaged, was a goodrighteous man and did not want to disgrace her publicly…
Matt. 6:24 “…You cannot serve
bothGod and be enslaved to money.
Matt 8:28 …two men who were possessed by demons met him. They
lived in a cemeterycame out of the tombs and were so violent that no one could go through that area.
Matt 9: 8 Fear swept through the crowd as they saw this happen. And they praised God for s
ending a man with such greatgiving humans such authority.
More than two-thirds of those listed are from the New Testament.
A few involve the paragraph sub-headers added to the text and the copyright page.
Only one verse undergoes a major change:
Hebrews 11: 1 Faith
is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance aboutshows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.