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The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (with Cross-References) [Kindle Edition]

Crossway Bibles
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Book Description

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.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 23374 KB
  • Print Length: 1328 pages
  • Publisher: Crossway (February 9, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001EOCFU4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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464 of 494 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Great Download March 9, 2009
By V
Format:Kindle Edition
I have a classical studies degree and I must say one of my favorite translations of the bible is the ESV. Not only is it a tight translation, but it also keeps much of the unique sentence structure and flow I so relish in the classical languages.

I must admit that I was very very surprised with this book.
First off it was free so I expected nothing more than a bible that I would have to infinitely scroll through or search to find what I wanted. (However this in not the case) The book and chapter selection is nice and with a couple of clicks on the next page button you can easily get to where you want)

I was also surprised that the book includes footnote links to the measurements and other footnotes. What a great feature. (So if you are wondering how many feet in those cubits simply select the link and find out!)

All in all WAY more than I ever expected in a free book. I definitely did not expect to find such a wonderful version for free.
I would recommend it for anyone.
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109 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Bible and navigation May 8, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have no complaints whatever regarding the translation of this Bible. It's eminently readable, retaining the dignity of the language even while seeking greater clarity.
Regarding the Kindle version, the navigation is easy and straightforward, though not as sophisticated as the TNIV, which has navigation straight to each book, chapter, and verse.
The only complaint I have for both versions is that you can't tell what book you're in. I like to read the Bible from the beginning of the old and the beginning of the new testaments simultaneously. It's very easy to forget what book you're currently in, and there's no way to tell which one it is unless you page back to the beginning of the book and check. If you select "Go to beginning" on the menu, it takes you to the Table of Contents, not to the beginning of, say, Luke.
Since I wrote this review originally, though, I have found an excellent workaround for the above problem. I simply put a bookmark at the beginning of the book I'm reading, and then another one as I work my way through that book. Then, when I come back to say, a bookmark at chapter 10 of I Samuel and have no idea what I'm reading, just check the bookmarks page for a quick reminder.
That removes my last objection, and I up my review to 5 stars.
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146 of 158 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Meh... February 24, 2011
By glauber
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm leaving this review online for historical reasons. The navigation features i mentioned below are not included in the most current version as of June 2013. I'm leaving 4 stars because it's an adequate translation and it's free, which is the Right Thing to do with Bibles.

If you are looking for a Bible with easy navigation, the only one i'm aware of is the King James version by Osnova. Bible (KJV) (best navigation with Direct Verse Jump; paragraphed)


I'm aware that other reviewers commented negatively on the navigation, but that must have been for a previous edition, because i feel that with this one, someone finally implemented navigation correctly for a Kindle Bible:

1) Table of Contents allows you to jump to specific Bible book.
2) Links at the start of the book let you jump to specific chapter.
3) Book name printed next to chapter number allows you to easily find out where you are, when you're in a "random" verse inside the Bible... this is the most lacking feature in other Kindle Bibles.

4) When you are inside a book, the joystick/5-way controller lets you move between chapters.
5) When you are at the beginning of a book, the controller lets you move between Bible books.

6) And here's the clincher: special Index section, accessible via Kindle menu, lets you jump directly to any specific verse, if you know the standard book abbreviations (which are listed in the introduction). For example, to find John 3.16: hit menu, index, type jn[space]3[space]16[enter] and there you are.

Now to wait for other publishers to implement this quality of navigation...

While you wait, grab this one.
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71 of 77 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing navigation on Kindle August 15, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It depends on your goals for having a Bible on your Kindle2 as to whether you'll get the most value from this version. If you like the English Standard Version and just want to read it, you'll be satisfied. You can navigate to a particular book from the Table of Contents and then to its chapters easily. If, however, you want to navigate directly to a verse or are looking for a specific phrase, it's a challenge. Say you want to go directly to John 3:16 and type that into the search box. Doesn't work. Say you want to find a particular phrase; doesn't work either as it will deliver results for each word and if, for example, one of the words is God, you're going to get a zillion results making sorting through them all a lengthy process. I even tried searching for a particular phrase knowing which book it is in and starting the search when I was at that book's location, but the search mechanism scans the whole Bible anyway, so that didn't help.

One of my desires for having the book on Kindle2 was to be able to search for a phrase that I remembered, but didn't remember the location or the context, and I'm disappointed that that doesn't work as I'd hoped. I wonder if there is a version that is indexed in that manner or if I'm just expecting too much of this technology.
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Published 1 day ago by Camper48
5.0 out of 5 stars Light weight Paperwhite goes to church!
I like that I can carry and use my Kindle in church. It is a little hard to navigate. I think the original Kindle version was easier to navigate. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Laurena Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome bible
i chose this rating because it has almost all the things i need for a bible it has good requirements
i like everything including the maps
i would recommend this to anyone
Published 2 days ago by Enari Lawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for kindle
I use this for a study bible, good translation but I still prefer the nkjv/Kjv over this one buts its good
Published 3 days ago by solorio
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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.

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Kindle ESV version
just purchased a Paper White after my 1st gen Kindle died (after 4 years). downloaded the ESV and it keeps giving me "notes" when I touch a chaper. I deleted and re-downloded three time with same result. I also have ESV Study version, which works fine. Really disappointed.
Oct 3, 2013 by J. Phillips |  See all 6 posts
Kindle ESV versions-- what's the difference?
You could probably call Amazon customer service and find out. Just a thought.
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