As for the version – the ESV – I really like it. As a friend of mine once said, “ESV is a sexy translation.”
He used the term to mean attractive and exciting.
I use all kinds of translations in my readings, namely NASB, NLT and NKJV. ESV is included in this list.
“We are building our entire future ministry around ESV. . . . The ESV satisfies the preaching, memorizing, study and reading needs of our church, from children to adults.
―John Piper, Founder and teacher, desiringGod.org; Chancellor, Bethlehem College & Seminary; author, Desire God
“The translation is excellent. ESV is setting a new standard in accurate Bible translations for our time. »
―RC Sproul, Founder, Ligonier Ministries
“I strongly recommend the standard English version.”
―Joni EarecksonTada, Founder and President, Joni and Friends
“ESV represents a new level of excellence in Bible translations, combining unquestionable accuracy of translation with a beautiful style of expression.”
―R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“The ESV is simply the best translation to combine accuracy, readability, and faithfulness to the rich history of English Bible translation.”
―Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina
“The ESV was my first Bible for study and devotion. I like it best because it gives me a clear idea of what the original is saying.
―Ajith Fernando, educational director, Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka; author, Making Disciples in a Multicultural World
“Having now read the ESV many times in my personal devotional life, I have adopted it as the primary text for my teaching and writing ministry.”
―Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, author; host, radio Revive Our Hearts
“ESV is my favorite translation. . . . My walk with the Lord and my ministry have been enriched and blessed through this wonderful translation.
―Crawford W. Loritts Jr., author; speaker; radio host; Senior Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, Georgia
“With the myriad of Bible translations on the market today, few stand out. The ESV is one of the few and surpasses the others in its simple yet elegant style.
―Daniel B. Wallace, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts