• “It’s faithful to the original text, and puts it in the hands of God’s people in a way that they can read, study, digest, and memorize.”

    David PlattThe Church at Brook HIlls

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  • Read why Kevin DeYoung's Church uses the ESV

  • “I’ve been using the ESV for a couple years, and it’s definitely my go-to. The translation is very comparable to much of what people read now.”

    Lecrae MooreRecording Artist



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  • “We made the switch at our church from a different translation to the ESV. It’s the Bible we use in our classes and it’s the Bible I preach from.”

    Kevin DeYoungUniversity Reformed Church
  • “I love the ESV Bible because of its attempt to get down to the word of God. Our God speaks and I want to hear him in his word.”

    Thabiti AnyabwileFirst Baptist Church of Grand Cayman
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Introduction to the ESV Bible

The ESV Bible® (English Standard Version)® is an “essentially literal” translation of the Bible in contemporary English. The ESV Bible emphasizes “word-for-word” accuracy, literary excellence, and depth of meaning. The ESV is ideally suited for personal reading, for public worship, for in-depth study, and for Scripture memorization. The ESV Bible is available in more than 200 print editions, and it is free online anytime everywhere in the world.

The ESV Bible was created by a team of more than 100 leading evangelical scholars and pastors. 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.

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