The words of the Bible are the very words of God. The words of the Bible are truth and life.* This is why the ESV Bible is a word-for-word, “essentially literal” translation—to convey every possible nuance of meaning in the original words of Scripture; to capture the majesty, truth, and beauty of the Bible, in a clear and compelling way.
A trusted legacy, trusted by leaders, trusted for life—the ESV is ideally suited for personal Bible reading and in-depth study; for corporate worship and preaching; for young and old; at home and in church; online and in print; anytime and everywhere.
*See John 17:17 and Deuteronomy 32:47.