The New Living Translation
Most Popular NLT Highlights on Kindle

Thanks to Ray Fowler for posting a fascinating chart about the most popular highlighted Bible passages in the six top-highlighted Bible translations on Kindle (which are all also six of the top 50 highlighted books on Kindle). 

Ray observes, “I found it interesting how many of these highlights focus on trusting God and not worrying.”  Commenter Thomas points out, “users of NLT and ESV appear to highlight several different passages, while users of all the other translations concentrate exclusively on just a very few verses.”

The top highlighted verses were all highlighted in multiple translations, but one set of verses, Romans 8:38-39, was highlighted (relatively) often in the NLT, but not often in any of the other six. Why do you think these verses might have been so much more popular in the NLT than in the other translations?

Romans 8:38-39, NLT: (I’ve linked to Biblos here because of their useful parallel verses feature)

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons*, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below–indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

* Greek nor rulers.

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