After completion in 1971, the NASB was updated in 1977, 1995, and most recently in 2020. The purpose of the updates has been to increase accuracy, clarity, and readability according to the English style of the time. The NASB 1995 uses more traditional biblical language as compared to the NASB 2020. Both are accurate, clear, and readable translations that complement each other by providing a choice of reading styles.
The long-established translation standard for the NASB remains the same as it always has been, that is to accurately translate the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts of the Bible into modern English that is clearly understandable according to the English of the time.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.