The ESV Bible is a new, essentially literal Bible translation that combines word-for-word precision and accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and readability.
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.
This is the version I use and find it to be very accurate and readable. For you ESV users and others interested in Bible translation this should be a helpful site.
Grace & Peace,