Christians who have longed for a more readable literal Bible translation will find much to praise in the English Standard Version. The ESV's translation team of over 100 members has admirably attempted to preserve the stylistic variety of biblical authorship and ease of reading (at the eighth-grade level) despite the word-for-word translation, which historically has resulted in a choppier text flow. Bible study aficionados will appreciate the short introductions to each book, an extensive center column cross-reference system, full-color maps, and a 14,500-entry concordance. The hardcover edition includes the basic Bible frills: a presentation page, as well as marriage, birth, and death registries. --Cindy Crosby
"With majesty of language and clarity of thought - the ESV is a grand accomplishment" Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Author and Speaker "We are building all our future ministry around the ESV..." John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church "I highly recommend the English Standard Version (ESV) to you" Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder, President, Joni and Friends
The English Standard Version (ESV) Bible is an essentially literal Bible translation that combines word-for-word precision and accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and depth of meaning.
The ESV Bible is equipped with an enhanced navigation feature. Kindle's index feature can be used to navigate directly to any verse. This feature is not supported on the Kindle 1 or any Kindle applications.
This edition includes cross-references within the text.
A pocket size paperback edition of the highly accurate English Standard Version Bible, now with new, clearer typesetting. The English Standard Version is a new and highly accurate translation of the Bible from the original sources. It sits in the classic stream of word-for-word Bible translations, using the Revised Standard Version as a base, but incorporates all the most recent advances in modern language use. It combines the utmost accuracy with readability and literary beauty. Dr J.I. Packer headed the editorial team which drew on a wide spread of scholarship from across the evangelical spectrum, to create the ultimate combination of readability and accuracy, making the ESV ideal for personal and academic study, for use in church and for memorization. This new Compact typesetting has a larger, clearer typeface and includes a short concordance to aid study.