The New Living Translation
NLT Study Bible Online: Public and Private Note-Taking

We’ve launched phase two of the NLT Study Bible online! This release makes the online study Bible even more user-friendly with the addition of a few new features, especially public and private note-taking.

Private notes: Create comments alongside the text just as you would write notes in the margins of a print Bible. Every time you log on to your account, those notes will be there. Only you will be able to see these notes. Make notes on a single verse or any range of verses within a book.

Public notes: You can create comments alongside the text that anyone using the NLT Study Bible can see and respond to. Benefit from others’ insights, ask questions, and understand the Bible better together. You can toggle on and off the NLT Study Notes, public notes and private notes so you can decide what sets you want to see.

There are a few other nice upgrades which you may notice makes browsing and searching the text a bit easier, including the ability to independently scroll the Bible text and notes, and increase or decrease the font size.

The NLT Study Bible was the first study Bible to launch with full online access available to owners, and now this is the first online study Bible to offer both public and private note-making.

If you already have an NLT Study Bible online account, this feature has already been activated in your account. If you don’t have an account, sign up for a 30-day free trial. here: (or purchase an NLT Study Bible–each copy has a unique user code so you can create an account). If you have previously used a trial account, your account has been re-activated for 30 days so you can try out the new feature.

4 Responses to “NLT Study Bible Online: Public and Private Note-Taking”
17th September, 2009 at 5:45 pm


I'm happy to see this functionality added to the NLT Study Bible site. I'm a frequent user and having the opportunity to add notes is helpful.

As much as I love the NLT and the NLT Study Bible site, I wish it were a bit easier to use. For instance, I also make use of the ESV Study Bible website and adding notes there is a breeze. I can even highlight text in different colors which is another perk. I hope you'll be able to continue to improve the NLT Bible study site to provide more intuitive and helpful functionality.

Are there new changes coming down the pike?



21st September, 2009 at 9:49 am

Nice touch. I would like to see the search/index box and the advance to next chapter functions duplicated at the bottom of the page so when done with a long entry I don't have to "return to top" to continue study/reading. What say y'all?

Texas Tom

21st September, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I'm having a terrible time just viewing it. Any suggestions?

1st April, 2010 at 7:58 am

I didnt realize you could create comments on the study bible site itself now that is an interesting feature. I like the fact its available for others to see and comment on helps with the iron sharpening iron motif.

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