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Our Favorite ESV Bibles

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  • 2019 20 Jun
Our Favorite ESV Bibles

Discover 10 of Our Favorite ESV Bibles - Top Sellers Best for Studying God's Word

While there is one English Standard Version of the Bible, there are many forms in which you can read it. Here we have collected 10 of the best ESV Bibles, perfect for better knowing the Word of God, either for yourself or as an important gift. Whether you're looking for an ESV Study Bible, ESV Journaling Bible, Large Print ESV Bible, or more, you’re sure to find a high-quality design to further your knowledge of scripture.

May you find the right Bible for developing a deeper relationship with the word and truth of God!

  • ESV Study Bible, Personal Size (TruTone, Turquoise, Emblem Design)

    ESV Study Bible, Personal Size (TruTone, Turquoise, Emblem Design)

    Grow with the Word of God with this beautiful ESV Study Bible.

    According to its description on Amazon, 

    Over 1 Million Copies Sold & Winner of the ECPA Book of the Year Award

    The ESV Study Bible was designed to help you understand the Bible in a deeper way.

    The ESV Study Bible, Personal Size compresses all the features of the award-winning ESV Study Bible into a smaller size for easier carrying. Extensive study notes, charts, maps, and articles make this study Bible a valuable resource for serious readers, students, and teachers of God’s Word.

    • 20,000+ study notes
    • 80,000+ cross–references
    • 200+ charts
    • 50+ articles
    • 240 full-color maps and illustrations
    • 5.375" x 8.0"
    • 2,720 pages
    • Single-column Bible text (7.7-point type); double-column notes (6.3-point type)
    • Black letter text
    • Smyth-sewn binding
    • Lifetime guarantee

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    "I'm struck by the sweet, old-fashioned look of this Bible. Like a classic book, the cover is cloth-covered board. It's smaller than a "regular" Bible (see pictures- I added a quarter for perspective). The smaller size keeps the weight down, but look at the pictures to be certain the print is not too small for your comfort." -Amazon Review

  • ESV Leather Thinline Bible (Flap with Strap)

    ESV Leather Thinline Bible (Flap with Strap)

    You will love the feel of this ESV Leather Bible with a flap and strap design.

    The top-selling ESV Thinline Bible is ideal for use at home and on-the-go. At less than 1" thick and available in multiple designs, there is a perfect ESV Thinline Bible for everyone.

    • Less than 1" thick
    • Presentation page
    • Double-column, paragraph format
    • Concordance
    • Full-color maps

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    "I just received my copy of this bible in the mail today. I could tell right when I picked it up that it was made of quality materials. The leather is beautiful, smooth cowhide. The cover is bendable yet sturdy." - Amazon Review

  • ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, Large Print (Summer Garden)

    ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, Large Print (Summer Garden)

    The ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, Large Print features the same high-quality Bible paper and two-inch ruled margins as the original ESV Single Column Journaling Bible, but now with larger, 9.5-point type. This new edition is perfect for those seeking a large-print Bible with plenty of space for notes, prayers, reflections, or artwork.

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    "The pages are a nice cream color and perhaps a bit thicker than regular Bible pages. I love that the font size is bigger and there is good space in the margins to take notes, draw, etc. I used regular Crayola colored pencils on the pages for my Good Morning Girls study and I would say they leave a slight shadow on the back side of the page, but nothing that makes the Bible illegible or hard to read." - Amazon Review

  • ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition (TruTone, Burgundy)

    ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition (TruTone, Burgundy)

    The ESV Illuminated Bible places the full ESV text alongside over 500 elegantly hand-lettered gold ink illustrations by renowned artist Dana Tanamachi. Printed on thick cream-colored paper, the Bible's single-column text setting and wide margins provide generous space for additional notes, prayers, and designs—inviting readers to creatively engage with and reflect on the beauty of God's Word.

    • 6.5" x 9"
    • 9-point, Lexicon
    • Black letter text
    • 2-color printing
    • 64 full-page, custom book opener illustrations
    • 50 full-page verse illustrations
    • 250+ hand-lettered margin verses
    • 100+ other illustrations throughout
    • Illustrated by Dana Tanamachi, whose work has been featured by Google, The Wall Street Journal, Random House, USPS, and Target
    • Thick, cream-colored paper
    • Wide margins
    • Single-column, paragraph format
    • Smyth-sewn binding

    ESV Illuminated Bible

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    "Amazon USA you're amazing, got here to UK in just 4 days and I'm thrilled with it, it has got to be the most beautiful bible I own, the photographs really do not do it justice. Although I got it originally for journaling I'm not sure I would actually want to write in it because it's so lovely but we shall see. It's lovely to handle and the font is clear and easily readable. The pages are thicker than normal bible paper and the single column means the margins are large enough to write your own notes in. Altogether a brilliant bible and one I'm sure I will treasure for ever." - Amazon Review

  • ESV Preaching Bible (Goatskin, Black)

    ESV Preaching Bible (Goatskin, Black)

    This Bible is meant for pastors, church elders, or those looking for a deep theologic understanding of the Word of God and wishing to share it.

    Created from the ground up with input from pastors and church leaders, the ESV Preaching Bible was specifically designed to serve those tasked with proclaiming God’s Word, including 10-point type in a single-column format, enlarged verse numbers, extra-wide margins, high-quality paper, a smyth-sewn binding, and a goatskin cover.

    • Size: 6.25" x 9.125"
    • 10-point, Lexicon type
    • 1,790 pages
    • Single-column, paragraph format
    • Created from the ground up with input from pastors and church leaders
    • Enlarged and bolded verse numbers surrounded by extra space to easily locate verses on the page
    • Extra-wide margins
    • High-quality paper
    • Presentation page
    • Full-color maps
    • Two ribbon markers
    • Lifetime guarantee
    • Smyth-sewn binding
    • Premium goatskin cover

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    "Just wow. This bible is easily the nicest bible I own. The leather is beautiful, feels wonderful, and I actually LOVE the LACK of red-letters. The only point for preaching that would take from a 9.5/10 to a full 10 score would be line-by-line verses." - Amazon Review

  • ESV Student Study Bible (Cloth over Board, Navy, Vine Design)

    ESV Student Study Bible (Cloth over Board, Navy, Vine Design)

    The ESV Student Study Bible is adapted from the ESV Study Bible and is ideally suited for students who are serious about God’s Word―who want to learn more about what the Bible teaches and how the Bible applies to all of life. 

    With 12,000 clear, concise study notes, the ESV Student Study Bible provides numerous other features―including nearly 900 “Did You Know?” facts, 120 Bible character profiles, and 10 topical articles. It also features a glossary of key terms, more than 80 maps and illustrations, an extensive concordance, and 80,000 cross-references. These and many other features make it the most comprehensive and content-rich student Bible available today. 

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  • ESV Study Bible (Elegant Grace)

    ESV Study Bible (Elegant Grace)

    Grow with the Word of God with this beautiful ESV Study Bible.

    According to its description on Amazon from Crossway, 

    Over 1 Million Copies Sold & Winner of the ECPA Book of the Year Award

    The ESV Study Bible was designed to help you understand the Bible in a deeper way.

    The ESV Study Bible, Personal Size compresses all the features of the award-winning ESV Study Bible into a smaller size for easier carrying. Extensive study notes, charts, maps, and articles make this study Bible a valuable resource for serious readers, students, and teachers of God’s Word.

    • 20,000+ study notes
    • 80,000+ cross–references
    • 200+ charts
    • 50+ articles
    • 240 full-color maps and illustrations
    • 5.375" x 8.0"
    • 2,720 pages
    • Single-column Bible text (7.7-point type); double-column notes (6.3-point type)
    • Black letter text
    • Smyth-sewn binding
    • Lifetime guarantee

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    "The cover is so beautiful, it makes me even more excited to open it.... that's a little ridiculous but it's true!" - Amazon Review

  • ESV Economy Bible, Giant Print

    ESV Economy Bible, Giant Print

    If you're looking for a Bible on a budget, that's very easy to read, this is it!

    The ESV Economy Bible, Giant Print provides the full ESV text in an extra large font and at an affordable price, making this a great edition for ministry use, outreach, and bulk distribution.

    • 6" x 9"
    • 12-point type
    • 2,000 pages
    • Double-column, paragraph format
    • Black letter
    • Article on "Why Read the Bible?"
    • 40-Day Reading Plan
    • Introductions to the Old and New Testaments
    • Plan of Salvation

    ESV Bible, ESV Bible Large Print, ESV Bible Economy

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    "I like this because it easily stays open on any page, is comfortable to hold, easy to read, the paper isn’t shiny white, the font is a medium-weight 12 point, minimal bleed-through, weighs less than books half its size, and its replacement cost is negligible." - Amazon Review

  • ESV Student Study Bible (TruTone, Olive, Celtic Cross Design)

    ESV Student Study Bible (TruTone, Olive, Celtic Cross Design)

    This ESV Student Study Bible is adapted from the ESV Study Bible and is ideally suited for students who are serious about God’s Word―who want to learn more about what the Bible teaches and how the Bible applies to all of life. 

    With 12,000 clear, concise study notes, the ESV Student Study Bible provides numerous other features―including nearly 900 “Did You Know?” facts, 120 Bible character profiles, and 10 topical articles. It also features a glossary of key terms, more than 80 maps and illustrations, an extensive concordance, and 80,000 cross-references. These and many other features make it the most comprehensive and content-rich student Bible available today. Features:

    • Size: 5.375” x 8.25”
    • 8 pt Meta Serif OT type (Bible text); 6 pt Gotham type (study notes)
    • 1,856 pages
    • Black letter text
    • 12,000 clear, concise study notes
    • Introductions and timelines for each Bible book
    • 80+ maps and illustrations throughout
    • 15 topical articles
    • Nearly 900 new “Did You Know” facts
    • 120 Bible character profiles
    • Glossary with concise definitions of key terms
    • 80,000 cross-references
    • Extensive concordance
    • Smyth-sewn binding
    • Lifetime guarantee
    • Packaging: Backer card (HC), slipcase (TruTone), permanent slipcase (cloth over board)

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    "My tween daughter loves this Bible! It's small enough to not feel burdensome to carry places. The notes & extra information to help one understand historical background is one of her fave parts." - Amazon Review

  • ESV Journaling Bible (TruTone, Teal, Resplendent Cross Design)

    ESV Journaling Bible (TruTone, Teal, Resplendent Cross Design)

    The ESV Journaling Bible provides the perfect way for you to keep a journal of your spiritual life right inside the Bible that you read and study every day. With covers and formats that look like the finest journals, the Journaling Bible features 2-inch ruled margins for writing observations, reflections, prayers, praises, and journal entries. This unique Bible makes a great gift and lasting keepsake for anyone who values God's Word.

    Features:

    • Size: 6.25" x 7.25"
    • 7 pt Lexicon type
    • 1,088 pages
    • Black letter text
    • Double-column, paragraph format
    • Cream-colored paper
    • 2" ruled margins
    • Book introductions
    • Ribbon marker
    • Smyth-sewn binding

    ESV Journaling Bible Info

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