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Collier

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Just wondering if any of you have picked up a copy of the new English Standard Version and what you think of it? I just bought a copy and I like it very much. So far it seems to be a very good translation and easy to read.
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Collier said:
Just wondering if any of you have picked up a copy of the new English Standard Version and what you think of it? I just bought a copy and I like it very much. So far it seems to be a very good translation and easy to read.
  • Have any of you looked at one yet?
Many of my brothers and sisters in the Reformed Church grab for the ESV first, liking it over other modern translations. I've read some of it, I remain a KJV only guy.
 

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Don't have one yet, but from what I have seen and heard from people, it is a very good translation, possibly the best.
 
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serapha

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Collier said:
Just wondering if any of you have picked up a copy of the new English Standard Version and what you think of it? I just bought a copy and I like it very much. So far it seems to be a very good translation and easy to read.
  • Have any of you looked at one yet?
Hi there!

There's a broad base of knowledge in the translation committee...


http://www.bible-researcher.com/esv-translators.html

And the philosophy of the translation committee seems to have been met.


~serapha~
 
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FreeGrace

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Collier,

Yes, I have copy of the ESV. It's a revision of the RSV. Many moons ago when I was involved with the Navigators, I memorized in the RSV. One problem - the RSV has a few liberal translation texts in it. It is, in general, quite accurate, and a good reading Bible for one as accurate as itis - IMO. The ESV is a recent revision of the RSV by the SBC (I believe). It is a very minor revision, but definitely improved, removing those liberal concerns.

I think it has a good balance betwen dynamic equivalency and formal equivalency. It is considered to be a FE Bible though. The RSV-tradition is also, I believe, still the most commonly read English Bible outside the US. (Not sureon this - the NIV may have caught up even thee.)

It also has some slight gender-inclusive changes - though very conservatively done, since the CBMW was behind this work, as a response to the TNIV. So it follows all of the CBMW translation guidelines.

Those of you who like the NIV might want to check out the NRSV. It's more free than the RSV/ESV, though IMO not as accurate. But IMO it is more accurate than the NIV and reads very well also.

FG
 
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evanman

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Revised Saducee Version. (RSV)

Nicely Insipid Version (NIV)

Acceptable Version (AV)

Terribly Modern (TM)

Not Iimplicately Right Version (NIRV)

Not Literally True (NLT)

Compromisers Easy Version (CEV)

Not Likely Version (NLV)
 
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FreeGrace

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Well, I'd always heard the RSV reviled as the "Reversed Slandered perVersion"...

All in fun, because actually I like the RSV and ESV.

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antitox

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evanman said:
Revised Saducee Version. (RSV)

Nicely Insipid Version (NIV)

Acceptable Version (AV)

Terribly Modern (TM)

Not Iimplicately Right Version (NIRV)

Not Literally True (NLT)

Compromisers Easy Version (CEV)

Not Likely Version (NLV)

Ahh, well slandered.
 
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