A stylish pocket version of the English Standard Version Bible with hardwearing soft-touch binding, presentation page and ribbon marker. Ideal for personal use or as a gift. The English Standard Version is a highly accurate translation of the Bible from the original sources. It sits in the classic stream of word-for-word Bible translations, using the Revised Standard Version as a base, but incorporates all the most recent advances in modern language use. It combines the utmost accuracy with readability and literary beauty. The Translation Oversight Committee and Translation Review Board are composed of evangelical scholars from many different denominations and from various countries. Setting aside doctrinal difference and personal preferences they have striven to render the closest possible equivalent to the original in modern English. This new Compact typesetting uses a clearer, larger typeface to enhance readability, and also includes a short concordance to aid study.