NASB in Paragraph Format

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Gavin Murphy | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Apr 9 2017 5:39 PM

Hello Logos!

I'm sure others would agree—we need a paragraph version of the NASB 1995. Every other digital edition of the NASB is paragraph form. It would make this resource so much more readable! 

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alabama24 | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 9 2017 6:02 PM

Hi Gavin! Smile

This is a somewhat frequent request. Unfortunately I don't think it is likely to happen. The base text of the NASB is in a verse by verse format, per the translators decision. There is a special copyrighted version available in paragraph formatting, but it would be considered a different resource. <If> it were to come, it would require a secondary purchase plus it would not have a reverse interlinear associated with it. Would you still be interested? I think it would be a tough sell for many users. It would be nice though! Yes

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Gavin Murphy | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 9 2017 6:58 PM

Hey Alabama!

I hear ya. Honestly, I would purchase it as a secondary resource. It seems like instead of losing the interlinear information, Logos could just reformat the text and use the same interlinear. 

Hopefully the 2017-2018 NASB update will be in paragraph format. Seems weird that the '77 NASB is in paragraph but the 1995 isn't. 

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alabama24 | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 9 2017 7:54 PM

Gavin Murphy:

It seems like instead of losing the interlinear information, Logos could just reformat the text and use the same interlinear. 

I understand your thinking, but the translators / publishers / copyright holders didn't want it that way. The paragraph formated version is a different resource (and I believe publisher), so it isn't as clear as it might seem. Tongue Tied

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Jon Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 10 2017 7:18 AM

If the newer revisions of the NASB are not in paragraph form, then why are they sold that way in physical form? 

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alabama24 | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 10 2017 7:34 AM

Jon Bradley:

If the newer revisions of the NASB are not in paragraph form, then why are they sold that way in physical form? 

It is my understanding that there isn't a newer revision (currently). The latest revision is 1995, which is what we have. I know that Zondervan has changed the formatting from what was released by Lockman at that time, which is clearly line by line. It is even referenced in the preface. 

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alabama24 | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 10 2017 7:37 AM

By the way, whenever the next update happens (referenced above), I assume that will be a "new translation" and will require a separate purchase & RI. That is when we are most likely to get a paragraph version. 

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Gavin Murphy | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 10 2017 7:50 AM

Yeah, hopefully the new NASB will be paragraph. 

Weirdly enough, I think Logos is the only digital edition that is verse-by-verse. The following are all in paragraph (and have copyright Lockman, not Zondervan):

  • Lockman's digital eBooks (on Amazon and such)
  • YouVersion
  • Bible Gateway
  • Accordance

I have asked a contact @ Lockman about it being a different copyright/publisher.

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David Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 10 2017 10:21 PM

I like the line by line presentation of NASB95 in Logos. However, there is still a "paragraph marker" in that version. Each change of pericope/paragraph is indicated by a bold verse number.

For what it's worth, I often quote the NASB95 in my writing, and I occasionally choose different places to begin new paragraphs. How such things should be presented is very much a matter of opinion, especially since they are often foreign to the original texts.

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Gavin Murphy | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 11 2017 4:03 AM

I hear you, David. To me, it feels like every book reads like Proverbs when each line is broken up. 

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Gavin Murphy | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 25 2017 2:14 PM

Hello all, 

I heard back from Lockman today: 

"We don’t have license restrictions regarding paragraph vs. verse format and our texts are coded for either way. We assume that when Logos converted it for their software they did not code it for both verse and paragraph format.

We’ll contact them and let them know about the issue and see if they will re-process the text. We don’t know what is involved with that process on their end."

This would be awesome!!!

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alabama24 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 25 2017 2:21 PM

Yes

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Gavin Murphy | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 27 2017 11:48 AM

Per Lockman: "Logos has now been contacted and they are looking into the technical changes needed to allow the NASB to switch between verse and paragraph format in their system."

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Jon Bradley | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 27 2017 11:49 AM

Gavin Murphy:

Per Lockman: "Logos has now been contacted and they are looking into the technical changes needed to allow the NASB to switch between verse and paragraph format in their system."

Woohoo! Thanks!

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 27 2017 4:23 PM

Gavin Murphy:
Per Lockman: "Logos has now been contacted and they are looking into the technical changes needed to allow the NASB to switch between verse and paragraph format in their system."

I can imagine a lot of users who'd like to see this. Count me among them.

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 27 2017 6:21 PM

Gavin:

Thanks for your initiative and persistence.

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Pam Larson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 28 2017 9:36 AM

That would be great. I've been using NASB77 when I want paragraph format and NASB95 when I want tagging etc. I always thought it was odd because in my print Bibles 95 has paragraph format and 77 does not.

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Gavin Murphy | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Apr 28 2017 10:47 AM

Sure thing Robert M. Warren! I'm excited. 

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 26 2017 8:08 AM

We updated NASB95 so that it has paragraph formatting. We're planning on pushing the update out on Tuesday.

For those who preferred the one verse/one line formatting we'll still have a visual filter that allows you to switch to one verse/one line formatting.

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Whyndell Grizzard | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 26 2017 8:14 AM

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Big Smile Party!!!

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