New American Standard Bible
The New American Standard Bible was published by the Lockman Foundation, a nonprofit Christian corporation established to promote Christian education, evangelism, and Bible translation in several languages. Besides the NASB, it has also published the Amplified New Testament.
The NASB translation began with the Gospel of John in 1960, all four Gospels in 1962, the NT in 1963, and the entire Bible in 1971.
The objectives of the translators was to adhere to the original languages of the Bible as closely as possible without sacrificing a fluent and readable contemporary style. One of its chief criticisms is that its goal of using contemporary English sometimes required a departure from the word-for-word literal translation seen in the ASV and other modern English translations.
There is only one column of text per page. As with the KJV, each verse is printed as a separate unit rather than arranging the text in sense paragraphs, as does the ASV. This may make it more difficult for the unfamiliar reader to comprehend the context of a passage, in that each verse appears to be a unit unto itself. In recognition of this potential problem, the New American Standard Bible denotes the beginning of each paragraph by boldface verse numbers.
Except in the context of language addressed to Deity, the New American Standard Bible avoids the use of such archaic terms as "thou," "thee," and "thy." Personal pronouns referring to God the Father, Jesus Christ, or the Holy Spirit begin with a capital letter. In reference to Jesus Christ, this is true regardless of the speaker's attitude toward Jesus.