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The Revised Standard Version Bible (RSV)

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The Revised Standard Version (RSV) is the most widely-accepted Bible in the English language. It is also perhaps the clearest and perhaps the most authoritative of all the English-language Bibles. For these reasons, it is the Bible of choice for serious study at all of the websites.
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Buy it at => RSV New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha, Hardcover
(Most comprehensive RSV sdtudy Bible available.)

I have a special love for the Revised Standard Version (RSV) of the Bible, because when I came back to Jesus in 1995, He affirmed His presence in me by leading me to find an abandoned copy of the RSV lying in the middle of a busy street. "You saved it; it will save you," He told me. It was damaged and fragile, and I have it saved in a protective cover, on a bookshelf. And I have other copies of the RSV that I use regularly.

The main advantages of the RSV Bible are that it is a very clear, very scholarly, widely accepted word-for-word translation.

The main problem I have with the RSV is that, for political reasons, I think, the translators inexplicably eliminated the word "begotten" from John 3:16, which is perhaps the most important verse in the entire Bible, considered by many to be the essence of Christianity. This unjustified, unexplained, off-the-wall change ruined the RSV in the minds of some Christians. However, for me it is no big problem: I simply add the word back in, where it belongs.

   For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son,
   that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

         John 3:16 (RSV - amended)

To be sure of its theological correctness, you can always view it side-by-side with the fully-authoritative King James Bible.

At any rate, I find myself frequently quoting verses from the RSV in my work on the Internet. I feel very comfortable with it.

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The RSV Bible, With Apocrypha

RSV New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha, Hardcover

Description: The most comprehensive study Bible available in the RSV! 
Outstanding reading and study aids include same-page annotations, book 
introductions, cross references, supplementary articles, maps, and 
indexes. Black-letter edition, 5.75"x 8.5", 1984 pages. RSV second 
edition. Hardcover.

Type: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1904
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1977
 ISBN: 0195283481
UPC: 9780195283488
Dimensions: 5 3/4 X 8 5/8

RSV New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha, Hardcover

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