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Luke's Gospel (ESV)

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This ESV single issue of Luke's Gospel is suitable for both personal or group study.

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This ESV single issue of Luke's Gospel is suitable for both personal or group study. Retaining the literary beauty much-loved in classic Bible translations, the English Standard Version is an accurate yet readable word for word Bible translation.

A new standard in English Bible versions

The English Standard Version is a new and highly accurate translation of the Bible from the original sources. It sits in the classic stream of word for word Bible translations, using the Revised Standard Version as a base but incorporating all the most recent advances in scholarship and changes in modern language use. It combines the utmost accuracy with readability and literary beauty, and as such it is ideal for personal devotional use or academic study, public reading or memorization.

The Translation Oversight Committee and Translation Review Board are composed of evangelical scholars from many different denominations and from various countries, led by Dr J I Packer of Regent College, Vancouver. Setting aside doctrinal difference and personal preferences they have striven to render the closest possible equivalent to the original in modern English.

In accordance with its commitment to word for word translation, the ESV uses gender-inclusive terms where the original word has no gender-specific connotation, but retains any gender-specific terms as in the original, as well as avoiding unnecessary changes to word order by retaining the generic 'he'.

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Contributors Luke
ISBN 9781873166376
Format Paperback
First published January 2004
Dimensions 110mm x 178mm x 5mm
Print size 8pt
Language English
Pages 80
Publisher The Good Book Company

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“Faithful but Inaccessible”

I love the ESV and use it when reading the Bible for myself. However, I've decided it isn't as accessible as the NIV if you wish to give gospels away to friends and strangers who don't know Jesus; particularly if the people in your local context aren't academics.

For example, Luke 1:1-4 is a single sentence in Greek which has been translated as a painfully clause-filled sentence in English - the NIV helpfully begins a new sentence at verse 3.
Similarly, Luke 5:31 (ESV) says "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick."
I don't know anyone who uses the word "physician" - "doctor" would be more accessible English.

Ultimately, I trust that minor translation differences won't prevent people from coming to know and love Jesus - so I've still happily given these gospels to people. However, I'd hate to put unnecessary barriers in people's way, so next time I'll be buying the NIV or something similar.


“Lovely little gospel”

I was looking for a gospel to give to a colleague. This little gospel fits the bill perfectly. Nicely presented, the cover doesn't try to look all trendy but is not off-putting religious looking. No frills - lets God's word speak for itself. (And at an really affordable price!)

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