New American Standard Bible NASB

Bible Reading

Our Father in the heavens, please let me have holy spirit that I may understand your word. Thank you, I love you. In the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Bibles are not listed in order of preference.  A selection of Bibles is provided and more are available at the provided links.  Everyone has their favorite Bible to read and hold it dear to their heart.  If anyone wants to know, tell them all Bibles are beautiful and the Good News message is available in all of them.

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The New American Standard Bible holds the reputation of being the most accurate Bible translation in English. It is a 'literal' translation, holding to the formal equivalence school of thought that the translation should be as literal as possible. Most Bible scholars agree, as the NASB is generally agreed to be the most literal of the English translations, reflecting Hebrew and Greek grammar and style the best. 

The NASB also restricts scripture to the oldest and best manuscripts available. Verses that are not clearly scripture are placed in footnotes rather than the main text. These translational notes are invaluable for those worried about getting the most accurate translation possible.

New King James Version (NKJV)

King James Version (KJV)

While the NASB is generally considered the 'closest translation' and the 'most literal', there are many scholars and Christians who prefer translations based off of the Byzantium texts alone for the New Testament and eschew the Alexandrian texts. For these, only the KJV or NKJV is really a candidate for 'most accurate.'

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

based on Nestle-Aland

The NRSV is a revised edition of the Revised Standard Version. Historically speaking it originally dates from the King-James-Bible. It is published by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. The NRSV was published in 1989 and is based on the then current edition of the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece.