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Holy Bible: New American Standard Bible (NASB) [Kindle Edition]

The Lockman Foundation
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Book Description

Originally produced in 1971, the NASB is widely embraced and trusted as a literal English translation. Today, the updated NASB offers increased clarity and readability for greater understanding and smoother reading while maintaining accuracy. The NASB speaks with fresh power to each generation, to give wisdom that leads to salvation so that men and women may serve Christ for the glory of God.

The NASB has been produced with the conviction that the words of Scripture, as originally penned in the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, were inspired by God. You can be assured that, instead of telling the reader what to think, the NASB provides the most precise translation with which to conduct a personal journey through the Word of God.

Trust, discover, and enjoy the NASB for yourself today.

June 11, 2013 - Compatible with all devices, corrected Fire freezing, navigation "Go To" menu, added compact navigation option for touch screens.

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I can search for any passage in any book. And it syncs back to my pc. 

A reviewer from NJ, 2006-12-16 20:45:17

"I really like it! It is very easy to read. I can search for any passage in any book. And it syncs back to my pc. Cood tool to just read or read and study."
The best thing is that the Bible is always with me! 

A reviewer from SC, 2006-11-11 18:35:35

"The bible installed with no problem on my Treo 700. I installed the Bible on SD card. It loads very fast and easy to navigate. The best thing is that the Bible is always with me!"
The Bible installed with no problems on my BlackBerry Pearl. 

A reviewer from LA, CA, 2006-12-22 09:22:56

"The Bible installed with no problems on my BlackBerry Pearl. It easy to read and to scroll. Pages load very fast. I was able to search for words and search function works nearly instantly. Overall it works really well!"
Very easy to read and search 

A reviewer from Dallas, TX, 2006-12-30 08:35:05

"I like to read books in large font. With this software it was really easy to increase font size. The software remebered my settings even after I restarted my iPAQ later on."
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Product Details

  • File Size: 3407 KB
  • Print Length: 2374 pages
  • Publisher: The Lockman Foundation; 2d edition (June 11, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00136D39U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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588 of 601 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Navigation September 29, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
I own two Kindle Bibles. This NASB and the Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV (Kindle Edition). My review of the NIV is found here http://www.amazon.com/review/R16QHECTE2AEBH/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm where I commented on its very difficult navigation.

Because I use my Kindle mainly for quick reads or to look up a passage when I don't have my paper Bible on hand, speed of navigation is very important. Multiple people have noted they navigate to verses via the Table of Contents. The wonderful thing about this NASB Kindle version is you don't have to use the ToC. Unlike the NIV mentioned above, each chapter includes both the book name as well as the chapter number which allows you to conveniently search by book and chapter.

So if you wanted to find Isaiah 43:25 all you need to do is start typing with the keypad "Isaiah 43" click return and it will bring up your search results. The first result is usually the correct one so all you do is press the navigation nub down and you will go to Isaiah 43. Then just "Next Page" until you reach verse 25 and you'll get there much faster than navigating via the ToC.

There are a few caveats using this method:
1. Searching for the first chapter of a book doesn't work because the first chapter of each book only has the book name and not the chapter number. So your best bet is to search for the second chapter and then "Prev Page" to chapter one.

2. Search results for the gospel/epistles of John will return varying results as they share the same book name.

Also, there are no footnotes as you would find in a printed version of the NASB 1995. I would love to see those added.
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1,036 of 1,066 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the Kindle February 12, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This review will simply address the mechanics of this version of the Holy Bible in regards to the Kindle. I will refrain from any comments regarding the nature of the translation, leaving that for those far more learned than myself.

I have downloaded several Kindle versions of the Holy Bible and have found this one to be the most well thought out in terms of Kindle navigation.

One of the few problems I have had with the Kindle is selecting specific lines of text with the cursor which moves up and down the right side of the reading pane. If the text is located in the center of the page (Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV Kindle Edition by International Bible Society), or worse, justified left (Holy Bible, King James Version KJV Kindle Edition by Olive Tree Bible Software), then it is sometimes difficult to line up the cursor with the book you wish to jump to.

This is the first edition I've had experience with that justifies the Table of Contents to the right, next to the cursor, so it is easy to select a particular line. I also really like the fact that after selecting a particular book, you are immediately taken to a sub menu listing the individual chapters, also justified right.

The verse numbers are set slightly above the text when you actually reach text for continued simplicity in navigation.

For me, this is the best set-up for Kindle versions of Holy Scripture and after a little practice, I have been able to look up verses faster than I am able to do with an actual book.

I specifically recommend this version for those looking for a "Kindle Friendly" version of the Holy Bible and especially to those who are looking for a NASB version.
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120 of 126 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best translations out there. March 19, 2001
By NYJ
Format:Paperback
The NASB is in the forefront of Biblical scholarship, and if you want to own only one copy of the Bible (word for word translation) and you are a non-Catholic Christian, then I would tell you to seriously consider this version (I would point Catholics towards the NRSV or NAB). The NASB does not use inclusive language, it is a very strict interpretation but flows smoothly, and also tends to favor the traditional phrasing.
The NASB has traditionally been awarded the title of "the most literally accurate translation", and while I don't believe this to be 100% accurate, I think it's close on the mark. The NASB does benefit from excellent scholarship, and from major advances in Biblical discovery from the last few decades. Throw in the benefit of the cost of this Bible, which is very inexpensive, and you have an excellent Bible to use for a long time. In addition, the concordance at the back of this bible is frosting on the cake.
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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outsantding Value of the NASB Reader's/Pew Bible July 24, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
For years, the NASB Bible has been recognized as the most literally accurate Bible translation in the English language. Yet, a criticism has sometimes been a perceived stilted and wooden phraseology in some passages. Well, not any more! The NASB Updated Edition has now enabled the NASB to claim to be the most accurate translation as well as being crystal clear in readability. It is now the equal of the NIV in understandability while surpassing the NIV in literal accuracy. In my opinion, it is the best translation in the English language. In addition to its clearness and accuracy, the NASB Update, available in Reader's Pew/Hardcover and Gift and Award Editions is one of the best Bible values available today. While being slim and compact, the text is crystal clear and easily readable; critical translation notes are at the bottom of the page, and although there are no cross references, there is a full concordance and 10 pages of maps! This is a complete Bible and an outsta! nding value for the dollar. Both hardback and imitation leather styles are attractive and durable, and the hardback edition is especially handsome. I highly recommend this compact NASB Updated Edition, both for its attractiveness, and quality.
Christian N. Temple M. Div. Student, Liberty University
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5.0 out of 5 stars Look up a passage
It is easy to look up a passage in the bible, by ashley who is in the wester family I love this bible
Published 20 hours ago by bjwester
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 6 days ago by Donberto17
5.0 out of 5 stars Why I love the New American Standard Bible (NASB)
I love its accuracy and its clarity. I love the Life Application version of the NASB because it gives thousands of notes and beautiful maps. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Barbara Ferris
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy!
Liked everything about it. Would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading God's Word. Like the fact that I can just pack it in my suitcase when out of town.
Published 11 days ago by Sharon's Kindle
3.0 out of 5 stars grreat gift
ordered the wrong one, will make a great gift
Published 11 days ago by Robert Branndau
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Version
I really like this version. It is easy to read and and a very accurate translation. That is important to me in understanding the original meaning.
Published 16 days ago by B. Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars Summary
I love this Bible. I have had the 1995 addition for many years. I love the section in the back of the Bible. It's like having a library of biblical persons, places and the like.
Published 16 days ago by Ruth Mack
3.0 out of 5 stars Not compatible with my Kindle Fire
All and all I was pleased with this Bible until I upgraded to a Kindle Fire from a Kindle Touch. If I try to download it onto my Fire it says that it is not compatible. Read more
Published 20 days ago by zin
5.0 out of 5 stars good bible
This bible is written in simple english no difficulities to understand and in big letters and more detailed information on back like read full chapters in year and genealogy of... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Jithin C.
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more about the seven churches
I consider this rate because it is about God to us
I did it because it is a great way to get to see what it means to be gods children
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This bible has the same content with the published NSAB?
There are two NASBs (published in 1977 and a newer edition published in 1995). The 1977 is a more literal translation with sometimes awkward English, while the 1995 edition is easier to read in English, and slightly less.
Dec 15, 2009 by OSNOVA |  See all 3 posts
Not compatible with the Paperwhite
Michael, I am having a similar difficulty. I purchased, as in paid money, for the NASB kindle version A few years back. I now have a paperwhite and this kindle publication says it is not compatible with this device. This is just wrong! I have all current upgrades to the software for the... Read More
Mar 19, 2014 by Marian |  See all 3 posts
Bibles -more than one language
Please let me offer to you a beautiful parallel English/Spanish kindle e-book: http://www.amazon.com/Bilingual-Bible-English-Spanish-ebook/dp/B0049H92V8/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1317154110&sr=1-2#_

This is verse by verse not columns side by side. I love it. If... Read More
Sep 27, 2011 by Big Tom |  See all 3 posts
Same book? Two prices?
I believe one is the 1977 edition and the other is the 1995 update. The cheaper of the two being the older version.
Sep 22, 2010 by Maxwell Heights |  See all 3 posts
NAS Kindle Bible
Not sure if this is what u want to know friend but I have this entire Bible unabridged in audiobook on my iPod.
Jan 16, 2012 by Christopher Mathis |  See all 2 posts
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