The New American Standard Bible (NASB)

This is the American Standard version of 1901 with the English a little more modernized and some criticisms corrected. The emphasis of the writers were stated as three goals: accuracy of translation, clarity of English, and adequecy of notes. They mainly used Nestle Greek text by Nestle (23rd ed.) based on Westcott and Hort, and the Hebrew text taken from Kittel. They made it a point to transliterate (write in English letters) the Hebrew and Greek names, and they capitalized the personal pronouns referring to God. It also included lots of marginal notes that are very helpful to the reader. The NASB was complete and released in 1971 and well received. Some scholars say that the NASB is the best literal work done by a committee and an exceptionally valuable word for word study Bible.