The Legacy Standard Bible

With its focus on consistency and word-for-word precision, the LSB has a unique place among English Bible translations. Look into the window of the LSB and discover the consistency found in the original languages.

  1. The Legacy Standard Bible

God's Word in the LSB translation:

The LSB Single Column Text Bible is a great value, making a perfect pew, award or gift Bible. Its size allows for personal enjoyment in your daily reading and studying of God's word. The text layout follows the LSB Handy Size using black text throughout, including subheadings and chapter numbers. This value-priced Bible has a glued binding and is printed and bound in the US.

LSB: A Legacy Upheld

A New Level of Precision:
The LSB advances the aim of the NASB. It brings out textual connections through consistent translation of words, highlights literary artistry like alliteration, and tightens grammatical structure. With this new level of precision, the Bible reader is able to see more of what is happening in the original text than ever before.

Internationally Tested:
English is a global language. We knew we needed a global team to test the readability of the text. The LSB was reviewed by a team of 70+ scholars, pastors, and every-day NASB readers from around the world. This ensures readers from all walks of life can easily engage and interact with the text.

Beloved by Millions of People Every Day:
Expository preachers and Bible teachers including John MacArthur, Al Mohler, Charles Stanley, Kay Arthur, and thousands of others have used the NASB because of its faithfulness to what the Author originally intended. Their influence has led millions of Christian men and women to use the NASB in their personal, daily reading. The LSB carries on that tradition by seeking to apply even more precision to its literal qualities.

How does the LSB compare to the NASB?

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An Update with Abner Chou and John Macarthur

Available in Large Print, Wide-Margin:

LSB Pages

The LSB Large Print Wide Margin edition is the ideal Bible for marking and journaling as you study. The large, 10.5 point font makes it easy to read as you study God's word. Our hope is that this edition will serve you well, through many years of use, as the design, materials, and craftsmanship intend to do.


  • Full text of the _Legacy Standard Bible _with complete foreword
  • Large 10.5 point font
  • Book titles, running headers, chapter & page numbers in red
  • Words of Christ in red
  • Wide 1.33 inch outer margin for notes, teaching outlines and artwork
  • 14 dot matrix pages at the back for additional notes
  • 40 GSM paper
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • Perimeter stitching and foil stamping on cover
  • One double-sided satin ribbons
  • Tables for weights, measurements and monetary units
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Legacy Standard Bible: Scripture Study Notebook

LSB Notebook

The perfect Scripture Study Notebook Set for sermon or lesson preparation and personal reflection:

  • Legacy Standard Bible text
  • 1.25 inch side margin
  • Easy to read 10 point font
  • Single-column, verse-by-verse format
  • Extra room to write above and below each verse
  • Lined page opposite each Scripture page
  • Extra lined pages in the front & back
  • Thick, opaque paper
  • 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Lay-flat, sewn binding
  • Durable and attractive slipcase
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A Legacy in the Making:

1942 - The Lockman Foundation’s Beginning:
On December 3, 1942, Dewey & Minna Lockman donated 75% of their 385 acre citrus ranch, located in La Habra, California, to form The Lockman Foundation, a non-profit corporation with the established purpose of promoting Christian evangelism, education, and benevolence.

1959 - The Endeavor Begins:
In 1959, a group of scholars and pastors were organized to start work on the New American Standard Bible. This literal translation, direct from the original languages and modeled on the scholarship and accuracy of the 1901 American Standard Version, also incorporated new information taken from the recently discovered Dead Sea Scrolls. The New Testament released in 1963.

1971 - NASB Dedication:
The first complete NASB was dedicated at a public service held at Dewey and Minna Lockman’s home church. Six years later it would be listed as the #1 selling Bible by the Christian Booksellers Association.

1981 - The NAS Exhaustive Concordance:
In 1981 the New American Standard Exhaustive Concordance was published. This tool further established the NASB as the version of choice for theologians and scholars. Because of its accuracy, readability, and clarity, the NASB soon became trusted and used by scholars, pastors, teachers, and readers for everyday study.

1995 - Updated Language:
In 1995, the NASB went through an update, removing the archaic language of “thee,” “thou,” and “thy”. The result was the NASB ’95, which serves as the base text for the LSB.

2020 - Updates and Preservation:
Leaders from The Lockman Foundation, Three Sixteen Publishing, and The John MacArthur Charitable Trust met to explore the idea of an update to the NASB ’95. The vision was twofold, update some of the language of the NASB, while preserving the accuracy and trustworthiness of the translation for generations to come.

2021 - A Legacy for All:
The Legacy Standard Bible was completed by a team of scholars from The Master’s Seminary and University. Working directly from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek to update the text of the NASB ’95, the goal for the LSB to preserve and honor its predecessors was accomplished. The first edition LSB New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs is currently available and complete Bible editions are due to release by the end of 2021.

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