The ESV Bible is a new, essentially literal Bible translation that combines
word-for-word precision and accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and
The English Standard Version (ESV) is a “word-for-word,” essentially literal
translation because every word of the Bible is inspired by God.
Based on this principle, more than sixty of the world’s leading Bible scholars
pored over every word and phrase to achieve the unique accuracy, excellence, and
beauty of the ESV Bible.
The result is a new Bible translation (published in October 2001) that has a
timeless quality and enduring relevance—a translation to trust for today and for
generations to come.
With its distinctive combination of accuracy, excellence, and beauty, the ESV is
ideally suited to become one Bible to meet our needs for all of life:
For personal reading and in-depth study
For preaching, teaching, and public worship
For family reading and devotions
For memorizing and understanding the Word of God
The ESV Bible is available in a wide range of editions and has been highly
endorsed by Christian leaders.