First published in 2001, The ESV Bible carries forward the trusted legacy of the Bible in English - the legacy established first in the Tyndale New Testament (1526) and the KJV Bible (1611). With this legacy as the foundation, the ESV reflects the beauty and majesty of the original languages, first captured centuries ago by these early Bible translations.But the ESV also provides the most recent evangelical Christian Bible scholarship and enduring readability for today. The ESV translation process itself was based on the trusted principles of essentially literal translation - combining word-for-word accuracy with readability and literary excellence.
'This is a fine, fresh and faithful translation, combining both
elegance and accuracy to bring us a version of the bible that is
anything but standard. The ESV brings us a text that is both
readable yet scholarly. It is quite simply the best version we have
today - clear, simple and illuminating'
MARTYN PERCY, Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon
At last a translation that majors on accuracy, combined with a
modern, fluent style. I am confident that in time the ESV will
become the standard translation for the English-speaking
THE RT. REV. WALLACE BENN, Bishop of Lewes, England
'Meticulous care and passionate research make the ESV a crisp,
accurate, and valuable translation.'
MAX LUCADO, Minister, Oak Hills Church of Christ
'The ESV satisfies the preaching memorizing, studying and
reading needs of our church, from children to adults.'
JOHN PIPER, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota