Buy and Give Away!
Editor’s Note: Realizing that money may be tight during this pandemic, but if you have the resources, this edition of the ESV Bible is superb and perfect to give out or to donate to your local church for pew Bibles!
The ESV Pew Bible is an affordable and durable Bible, specially designed for regular use in churches. This refreshed edition contains the full ESV Bible text in the same typesetting as the popular ESV Thinline Bible, and is priced for wide distribution.
- 5.375″ x 8.375″
- 8-point Lexicon type
- 1,056 pages
- Double-column, paragraph format
- Black-letter text
- Same typesetting as the ESV Thinline Bible
- Smyth-sewn binding
About the ESV:
The English Standard Version (ESV) Bible is an essentially literal Bible translation that combines word-for-word accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and depth of meaning.
First published in 2001, the ESV Bible has become trusted by millions of Christian leaders, pastors, and individuals in every part of the world.
The ESV Bible carries forward the trusted legacy of the Bible in English–the legacy established first in the Tyndale New Testament (1526) and the KJV Bible (1611). With this legacy as the foundation, the ESV Bible (2001) reflects the beauty and majesty of the original languages, first captured centuries ago by these early Bible translations.
But the ESV also provides the most recent evangelical Christian Bible scholarship and enduring readability for today. The ESV translation team was built on the trusted foundation of over 100 evangelical Christian scholars and pastors worldwide, committed to the truth, authority, and application of the Bible to all of life.
“Retaining the majesty of language with the clarity of thought, the English Standard Version is a grand accomplishment.”
Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Author and Speaker
“In translation philosophy and original-language fidelity, for many settings the ESV surpasses all other English language translations.”
Dr. Robert W. Yarbrough
New Testament Chair, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“I highly recommend the English Standard Version to you.”
Joni Eareckson Tada
Founder and President, Joni and Friends
“The ESV makes an important contribution of trueness to the text and readability.”
Joseph M. Stowell
President, Cornerstone University
“The translation is outstanding. The ESV achieves a new standard in accurate Bible translations for our day.”
Dr. R. C. Sproul
Chairman, Ligonier Ministries
“I believe the ESV is the Bible of the future. It is readable, accurate, and reverent.”
Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner
Professor of New Testament, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“I recommend the ESV as the best literal translation for Bible study in my hermeneutics class and in Bible study seminars. Congratulations on a job well done.”
Dr. Grant R. Osborne
Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, Illinois)
“The ESV shows exactly what the original saysand with elegance of style! I welcome its publication with enthusiasm.”
Dr. Raymond C. Ortlund, Jr.
Senior Pastor, Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee
“The great strength of the ESV is first and foremost that it allows readers to trust the words to be the Word of God. I delight to find a clear, beautiful translation that allows me to get as close as possible to the actual words God inspired.”
Dr. Kathleen Buswell Nielson
Author, English Professor
“Elegant in every way, the ESV is certain to take its place as one of the finest translations in the grand tradition of the English Bible. Scholars will appreciate the care and nuance of the translation, pastors will appreciate the cadence and rhythm of the text, and all who read it will appreciate the craftsmanship of this richly textured version. It has become my version of choice.”
Stephen J. Nichols
Professor, Lancaster Bible College
“The ESV represents a new level of excellence in Bible translationscombining unquestionable accuracy in translation with a beautiful style of expression. It is faithful to the text, easy to understand, and a pleasure to read. This is a translation you can trust.”
Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“We are very excited about the ESV Bible. I have been using it for public reading and preaching since it was first published. We love it, and our elders agreed that this is the finest translation available. It is a joy to see families and the whole church using the ESV Bible in public worship.”
Michael A. Milton, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee
“I’m so grateful for a translation that I can trust for its accuracy and enjoy for its clarity. This is the Bible for our entire family.”
Author and Speaker, Covenant Life Church
“The ESV beautifully blends good, contemporary English with reverence and accuracy.”
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
Senior Pastor, Moody Church, Chicago, Illinois
“Meticulous care and passionate research make the ESV a crisp, accurate, and valuable translation.”
Minister, Oak Hills Church of Christ
“The ESV is my translation of choice. I use it both for my personal study and when I preach and teach It is the primary translation we use in the worship services at our church I love it because of the translators’ commitment to accuracy and it’s very readable My walk with the Lord and my ministry have been enriched and blessed through this wonderful translation.”
Dr. Crawford W. Loritts, Jr.
Author, Speaker, Radio HostSr. Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, Georgia
“As a student and teacher, I am grateful for the scholarly precision and linguistic beauty of the ESV. It is helpful for personal study and for teaching.”
Author and Teacher
“I have been preaching from the ESV for the last year and find it to be a powerful text, which accurately and beautifully communicates with this generation of believers.”
Dr. Jack Graham
Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church
“I’ve been using the ESV for my personal study since it was released. Then I began to preach from it. Then our congregation switched over to it. I hope others will do the same. The ESV is the simply the best translation for combining accuracy, readability, and fidelity to the rich history of English Bible translation. I thank God for the ESV and pray that it will be the new standard in English Bibles for years to come.”
Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, MI
“Having now read through the ESV several times in my personal devotional life, I have adopted it as the primary text for my teaching and writing ministry. I appreciate the ESV [because it] retains theological terminology that is at the heart of the Christian faith and exercises care and precision in the translation of nuances and gender language, so as to preserve a text that is as faithful as possible to the original. By the same token, the translators have maintained clarity and literary excellence, making this an accessible translation for modern readers. My hope is that the ESV will draw millions of people into the reading and study of God’s Word and into a more intimate relationship with the God of the Word.”
Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Author, Host of Revive Our Hearts radio
“I appreciate deeply the evident commitment to the absolute truth of Scripture, and the willingness of these scholars to yield to the Spirit rather than bend to the wind of cultural trends.”
Dr. Bryan Chapell
President, Covenant Theological Seminary
“I am so impressed with the clarity, beauty, and power of the ESV that I feel that I am reading the Bible again for the first time. From now on the ESV will be my Bible of choice. I simply don’t have the words to say how thankful I am for the ESV, its faithfulness to the original, and its beauty.”
Professor of Preaching, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida
“The ESV embodies both word-for-word exactness and easy readability. It has quickly become my primary Bible for both personal use and public teaching.”
Author, The Pursuit of Holiness
“The ESV is a solid translation that is faithful to the text and clear to the mind and ear. It is a pleasure to commend it.”
Dr. Darrell L. Bock
Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
“The ESV promises to be true to its name: the English Standard Version for the coming generation. It is a careful rendering that captures and communicates the sense of the original biblical text and does so in flowing modern English. Well done!”
Dr. S. M. Baugh
Associate Professor of New Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary
“I thank God for the ESV. It combines up-to-date accuracy in the text and absolute faithfulness to the words of Scripture with a literary skill and beauty in the translation which, in my judgment, is unsurpassed.”
Eric J. Alexander
Retired Pastor, St. George’s-Tron Parish Church, Scotland
“We are building all our future ministry around the ESV. The ESV satisfies the preaching, memorizing, studying, and reading needs of our church, from children to adults.”
Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“With the myriad of new Bible translations on the market today, few stand out. The ESV is one of the few, and surpasses the others in its simple yet elegant style. In many respects the ESV has accomplished in the 21st century what the KJV accomplished in the 17th: a trustworthy, literary Bible that is suitable for daily reading, memorizing, and preaching.”
Daniel B. Wallace, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
“We use the English Standard Version as our church Bible because we are passionate about God’s Wordevery last word of itand because we want our children to have the best available translation for reading, teaching, preaching, memorizing, and serious Bible study.”
Dr. Philip Graham Ryken
Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania