Crossway Reverses Decision to Make ESV Bible Text Permanent

Crossway Reverses Decision to Make ESV Bible Text PermanentRemember how last month I told you that the ESV Bible was updated and the publisher had decided it would never be revised again?  Well… now they’ve changed their minds.  The publisher of the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible has reversed its controversial decision to finalize the text after tweaking 29 verses. Crossway president and CEO Lane Dennis announced this week: “We have become convinced that this decision was a mistake.” Last month, Crossway announced that after changing 52 words in 29 verses—out of more than 775,000 words across more than 31,000 verses—the ESV text would “remain unchanged in all future editions.” One of the reasons for reversing the decision was the continuing development of English language. Officials say “The English language changes, and my guess is that over the years even this particularly type of translation will sound more and more stilted.”

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