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

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'This is a fine, fresh and faithful translation, combining both elegance and accuracy to bring us a version of the bible that is anything but standard. The ESV brings us a text that is both readable yet scholarly. It is quite simply the best version we have today - clear, simple and illuminating' MARTYN PERCY, Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon At last a translation that majors on accuracy, combined with a modern, fluent style. I am confident that in time the ESV will become the standard translation for the English-speaking world.' THE RT. REV. WALLACE BENN, Bishop of Lewes, England 'Meticulous care and passionate research make the ESV a crisp, accurate, and valuable translation.' MAX LUCADO, Minister, Oak Hills Church of Christ 'The ESV satisfies the preaching memorizing, studying and reading needs of our church, from children to adults.' JOHN PIPER, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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First published in 2001, 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 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 process itself was based on the trusted principles of essentially literal translation - combining word-for-word accuracy with readability and literary excellence.

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  • File Size: 22620 KB
  • Print Length: 1328 pages
  • Publisher: Crossway (February 9, 2011)
  • Publication Date: February 9, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001EOCFU4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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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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573 of 607 people found the following review helpful By V on March 9, 2009
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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71 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Brian on August 6, 2012
Format: Leather Bound
I'm so pleased that Crossway released this Bible. The font is 10.5, which fills the previous gap left with super tiny 8 font "regular" ESV Bibles and huge honkin' 12.75 for "large" print. This is right in the middle, and is perfect - easy to see, not tiny, yet not enormous.

The Bible itself is good quality black leather, and mine lays flat right out of the box (with the exception of the very front and end of the Bible, which will likely loosen up further with time). The layout of the text is neat as well; it sports two columns but without the normal cross references smashed in between, so you have a nice readable area. This version has the references tucked very discreetly at the bottom of each page. Another plus is that the translation notes are separated from the cross references, making it easier to distinguish. There is very mild bleed-through on some of the pages, but despite being fairly picky about such things it's not very bad at all and is not a huge distraction for me (many of my other Bibles are far worse than this one, unless you want to pay for calfskin).

This version has the words of the Lord in red, which is either a pro or a con depending upon preference. It is perhaps a little over an inch thick, and it is lightweight and portable while still being easy to read. It seems equally suitable to haul to Church, or curl up on a couch with. The binding is strong, and appears to be smyth-sewn. I've detected no faults so far in the binding, pages, or gilding. Even the ribbon marker is generously cut, rather than the short ones that barely reach the bottom of the page.

I've been waiting around six months for this edition to come out, and it's been well worth the wait!
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143 of 154 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Steen on 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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174 of 192 people found the following review helpful By glauber on February 24, 2011
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)

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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...
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Cross References are annoying me
Download the version without cross references at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MPROXU/
May 19, 2014 by S. Testardi |  See all 3 posts
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.
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Kindle ESV versions-- what's the difference?
You could probably call Amazon customer service and find out. Just a thought.
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