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The ESV Bible is an essentially literal translation of the Bible in contemporary English, emphasizing "word-for-word" accuracy, literary excellence, and depth of meaning.

Well suited for personal reading, public worship, in-depth study, and Scripture memorization, the ESV is available in more than 200 print editions, e-book formats, free online at ESVBible.org, through the free ESV Bible mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices.

Since its publication in 2001, the ESV has gained wide acceptance and is used and trusted by church leaders, numerous denominations, and millions of individuals around the world.