ESV: Work on this translation was prompted, in the early 1990s, by what Lane T. Dennis stated was a need for a new literal translation by scholars and pastors. A translation committee was formed, and it sought and received permission from the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA to use the 1971 edition of the RSV as the English textual basis for the ESV. About 6 percent was revised in the ESV.
Full nameEnglish Standard VersionAbbreviation ESVComplete Bible
published2001 (revisions in 2007, 2011 and 2016); Apocrypha 2009Derived from RSV—1971 RevisionTextual basis