English Standard Version (ESV)

For more information on the English Standard Version, see their website. Click here to view a booklet produced by Crossway in 2003 to introduce the English Standard Version.

For sample verses from the English Standard Version, click here

First edition - 2001

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Title: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version
Date: 2001
Publisher: Good News Publishers: Wheaton, IL
Contents: Bible
References: Taliaferro-BVE CN00082, Taliaferro-EELBV 8725.100.
Images: Cover, Title page
Comments: A CD-ROM came bundled with the First Edition; it contained the ESV and King James texts and other tools. It can be seen here.

2007 update

New Testament

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Title: English Standard Version ESV The Holy Bible, English Standard Version New Testament
Date: 2006
Publisher: Crossway: Wheaton, IL
Contents: New Testament
References: Taliaferro-EELBV 8725.110.
Images: Cover, Title page, Back
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: A list of changes is available here.

2011 update

Complete Bible

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Title: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Containing the Old and New Testaments ESV
Date: 2002 (publication date)
Publisher: Crossway: Wheaton, IL www.esvbible.org
Contents: Bible
References: Taliaferro-EELBV 8725.120.
Images: Spine, Title page
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: The publisher has a list of changes here.

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs

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Title: The Psalms ESV
Date: 2015 (publication date)
Publisher: Crossway: Wheaton, IL
Contents: New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs
References: see Taliaferro-EELBV 8725.120.
Images: Spine, Title
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: Photos of the slipcase are shown below.

From left: ❶ Slipcase (front) ❷ Slipcase (top) ➌ Slipcase (bottom) ➍ Slipcase (back)

Psalms

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Title: The Psalms ESV
Date: 2014 (publication date)
Publisher: Crossway: Wheaton, IL
Contents: Psalms
References: see Taliaferro-EELBV 8725.120.
Images: Spine, Title
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: Photos of the slipcase and cover are shown below.

From left: ❶ Front cover ❷ Back cover ➌ Slipcase (front) ➍ Slipcase (top) ➎ Slipcase (bottom) ❻ Slipcase (spine) ❼ Slipcase (back)

Gospel of John

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Title: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Containing the Gospel of John ESV
Date: 2014 (publication date)
Publisher: Crossway: Wheaton, IL www.esvbible.org
Contents: Gospel of John
References: see Taliaferro-EELBV 8725.120.
Images: Front cover, Title page, Back cover
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA

Edition with Apocrypha - 2009

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Title: The English Standard Version Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments with Apocrypha
Date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Contents: Bible + Apocrypha
References: Taliaferro-BVE CN00082, Taliaferro-EELBV 8725.115.
Images: Cover, Title page

Anglicized edition - 2014

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Title: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version with British Text and Words of Christ in Red
Date: 2014
Publisher: The British and Foreign Bible Society: Swindon, UK
Contents: Bible
References: Taliaferro-EELBV see 8725.120.
Images: Cover, Title page

Gideons International editions - 2013

New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs

College edition
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Title: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with Psalms and Proverbs The Gideons International P.O. Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214-0800 www.gideons.org
Date: 2013
Publisher: The Gideons International: Nashville, TN
Contents: New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs
References: Bradford Taliaferro's The Bible Hunter blog, November 17, 2013.
Images: Cover, Title page
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: The Gideons announced they would switch to the English Standard Version in the June 2013 issue of The Gideon. The Gideon edition contains "over 50 alternate renderings consistent with the Textus Receptus". A list of changes can be found here. The text can be accessed on the Gideons website. The green color is for college students.

US Marine Corps edition - 2015
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Title: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ with Psalms and Proverbs The Gideons International P.O. Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214-0800 www.gideons.org
Date: 2015
Publisher: The Gideons International: Nashville, TN
Contents: New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs
References: Bradford Taliaferro's The Bible Hunter blog, November 17, 2013.
Images: cover, title page
Location: The Roadhouse, Cherry Point, North Carolina, USA
Comments: This edition is for the United States Marine Corps; the copyright page has an ESV logo in addition to the Gideon one. It can be seen here.

The Life Book (Gospel of John)

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Title: What Is Life About? The Life Book twitter.com/thelifebook facebook.com/thelifebookmovement
Date: 2013
Publisher: The Gideons International The Life Book Movement
Contents: Gospel of John
References: Bradford Taliaferro's The Bible Hunter blog, November 17, 2013.
Images: Front cover, Title page, Back cover
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: The Life Book was founded by The Gideons International; it is an edition of the Gospel of John designed to help teenagers share the gospel with their peers. The annotations and helps were written by Carl Blunt. An Holman Christian Standard Bible edition was published in 2009. More information can be found at http://thelifebook.com. Some editions have an alternative cover; it is shown below.

From left: ❶ Front ❷ Back

Mobile application or "app" - 2015

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Title: Gideon Bible App The Gideons International Powered by Faith Comes by Hearing and The Digital Bible Platform
Date: 2015
Publisher: Faith Comes by Hearing: Albuquerque, NM / The Gideons International: Nashville, TN
URL: http://gideons.bible.is
Contents: Complete Bible
References: Bradford Taliaferro's The Bible Hunter blog, November 17, 2013.
Images: Icon, Cover, Old Testament (Genesis 1:1-9), New Testament (Matthew 1:1-9)
Comments: This app contains the complete texts and audio recordings of the ESV (as modified by the Gideons) and the King James Version; other languages are also available within the app. Besides the Bible text and audio, various helps are also included.

2016 update

Permanent Text Edition

The 2016 Permanent Text Edition was Crossway's attempt to produce a text that is "unchanged forever, in perpetuity". The revision also sought to improve "the precision, accuracy, and understanding" of the ESV.

Complete Bible
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Title: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Containing the Old and New Testaments ESV
Date: 2016 (publication date)
Publisher: Crossway: Wheaton, IL www.esv.org
Contents: Bible
References: Taliaferro-EELBV see 8725; Bradford Taliaferro's The Bible Hunter blog, August 13, 2016.
Images: Spine, Title page
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: The publisher has a list of changes available here (via archive.org). Photos of the cover and slipcase are shown below.

From left: ❶ Front cover ❷ Back cover ➌ Slipcase (front) ➍ Slipcase (top) ➎ Slipcase (bottom) ❻ Slipcase (spine) ❼ Slipcase (back)

New Testament
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Title: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Containing the Old and New Testaments ESV
Date: 2016 (publication date)
Publisher: Crossway: Wheaton, IL esv.org
Contents: New Testament
References: Taliaferro-EELBV see 8725; Bradford Taliaferro's The Bible Hunter blog, August 13, 2016.
Images: Front cover, Title page, Back cover
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: This edition has a blue cover.

Text Edition 2016

In September 2016, Crossway announced that the revision would no longer be permanent. The publisher announced that "minimal and infrequent" updates would be made that "reflect the realities of biblical scholarship such as textual discoveries or changes in English over time". More information is here. The edition listed below was published after this announcement.

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Title: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Containing the Old and New Testaments ESV
Date: 2017 (publication date)
Publisher: Crossway: Wheaton, IL esv.org
Contents: Bible
References: Taliaferro-EELBV see 8725; Bradford Taliaferro's The Bible Hunter blog, August 13, 2016.
Images: Spine, Title page
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: The publisher has a list of changes available here (via Blue Letter Bible). Photos of the slipcase are shown below.

From left: ❶ Slipcase (front) ❷ Slipcase (top) ➌ Slipcase (bottom) ➍ Slipcase (back)


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