The Holy Bible

The Holy Bible

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The English Standard Version (ESV) stands in the classic mainstream of English Bible translations over the past half-millennium. The fountainhead of that stream was William Tyndale's New Testament of 1526; marking its course King James Version of 1611 (KJV), the English Revised Version of 1885 (RV), the American Standard Version of 1901 (ASV), and the Revised

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The English Standard Version (ESV) stands in the classic mainstream of English Bible translations over the past half-millennium. The fountainhead of that stream was William Tyndale's New Testament of 1526; marking its course King James Version of 1611 (KJV), the English Revised Version of 1885 (RV), the American Standard Version of 1901 (ASV), and the Revised Standard Version of 1952 and 1971 (RSV). In that stream, faithfulness to the text and vigorous pursuit of accuracy were combined with simplicity, beauty, and dignity of expression. Our goal has been to carry forward this legacy for a new century.

To this end each word and phrase in the ESV has been carefully weighed against the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, to ensure the fullest accuracy and clarity and to avoid under-translating or overlooking any nuance of the original text. The words and phrases themselves grow out of the Tyndale-King James legacy, and most recently out of the RSV, with the 1971 RSV text providing the starting point for our work. Archaic language has been brought to current usage and significant corrections have been made in the translation of key texts. But throughout, our goal has been to retain the depth of meaning and enduring language that have made their indelible mark on the English-speaking world and have defined the life and doctrine of the church over the last four centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433534164
Publisher:
Crossway
Publication date:
04/20/2012
Pages:
1056
Sales rank:
269,263
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.46(h) x 1.50(d)

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R. C. Sproul
The translation is outstanding. The ESV achieves a new standard in accurate Bible translations for our day.
Robert W. Yarbrough
The ESV echoes the literary eloquence and dignity of the KJV. But in translation philosophy and original-language fidelity, the ESV also surpasses every modern translation available.
Robert S. Ricker
The ESV is a joy to read. I appreciate especially its clear, concise accuracy, expressed in reverent, readable style, making the ESV ideal for preaching and personal Bible study.

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jameswpickens More than 1 year ago
I read it everyday.