Todd, why do you prefer this version? I like it, but don't own one.
The translation philosophy of the ESV follows a word-for-word approach rather than a dynmaic equivalent approach (NIV). The New American Standard follows the word-for-word approach as well but the ESV is more readable than the NASB. Also, the ESV retains paragraph form which is very important for helping us to read the Scriptures more faithfully. The NASB separates the verses which is very detrimental to reading the Bible well.The ESV Study Bible is simply the best I have ever used. I have never seen a Study Bible with the wealth of information as the ESV.
Thanks Todd. I'll have to check it out!
The NASB separates the verses which is very detrimental to reading the Bible well.Of course, that complaint applies equally to the ESV Single Column Reference (an otherwise great Bible that I bypassed for this very reason).And just for the record, there is one paragraph-format NASB (but only one): the obscure and barely marketed Classic Companion.
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