Reviewed by (Fred Barner, Rockingham, Virginia, US) - Excellent effort made for an impossible task- translating with integrity the original inspired word into the current language spoken by the One who inspires? Originally it was exclusively male. Today the Holy One includes in equal standing the female side of humanity. We do not even have a word "queendom," and even Israel has set aside the engagement and role of royalty. How do you translate Torah which means so much more than law? I wish the translators simply trusted their readers to learn the meaning of Torah, and transliterated instead.
Navigating e-sword's version is simply wonderful. Thank you.
Reviewed by (Ervin Alexander, Orlando, Florida, US) - Another wonderful translation for comparing to the other bibles I have on e-sword.
Reviewed by (Peter Rand, BEDLINGTON, Northumberland, United Kingdom) - I use the NRSV for study, as it's clear and accurate, a scholarly translation but not difficult to read.
And, of course, having it in eSword, with all the study tools, makes it really excellent for service preparation.
Thanks to everyone at eSword for this amazing resource.
Reviewed by (Patricio Kelly, CABA, CABA, Argentina) - I believe I have almost all your diferent versions. With the New Revised Standard Version, I'm always sure Of a high standard for the translation: full of common sense, agreed upon by the best scholars, and true to the most reasonable interpretation of an ancient text.
When in doubt, consult it.
Reviewed by (Susan Mills, Atlanta, GA, US) - My purchase of the NRSV which included the NRSV w/Apocrypha version also has been an excellent revised Bible version to add to the many versions I already have in e-Sword app. I do extensive intensive on-going Bible study and my first Bible was the RSV, which states it was translated from the original tongues, so the NRSV will be a close rendition. Being Protestant, I have not been exposed much to the Apocrypha, but this version gives me the opportunity to read it and research its history. I often think how Christ would view His Church dividing during the reformation and then the innumerable divisions within the denominations, etc. and when the dust settled the Apocrypha was deemed by the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, and others as deuterocanonical books and the Protestant Chruch did not so deem it. As a believer, the Holy Spirit leads me into all truth (Jn 16). I will read the Apocrypha and pray for His guidance to truth. The NRSV is an excellent version of the Bible and this e-Sword Pruduct is for both Protestants and Catholics.
Reviewed by (Brenda Davis, Deer Park, WA, US) - This Bible has it all, charts, maps, timelines, back stories, historical accounts from the time, references to the Greek and Hebrew languages - it absolutely is a Must-Have for ANY Lutheran.
Reviewed by (Dan Juroff, WAUKEGAN, Illinois, United States) - Everyone has a favorite version of the Bible, I guess. I tend to prefer versions that are based on original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, which the NRSV is. Although more clearly worded in contemporary language, the NRSV still retains some of the more elegant style of the KJV. Certainly worth the purchase to have this version available at my fingertips in e-Sword!
Reviewed by (Ed Simonds, Union, KY, US) - I now have three e-Sword versions of the NRSV - NRSV, NRSVA, and NRSV-CE. Not being Roman Catholic, I didn't know that the Catholic Edition didn't have the full apocrypha until after I bought the CE version. eSS customer service straightened out that misunderstanding of mine, so I subsequently bought the NRSVA version that has all the apocrypha, which is what I wanted to read and study. So far all of the eSS materials I have purchased have been first rate and their customer service is very responsive.
Reviewed by (hal nonyur, Norman, OK, US) - I went full-on liberal and bought the NRSV. While I am distrustful of it for using plural pronouns (they) often turning a single addressed person into a group which can be misleading in some cases changing the meaning of the text - even though perhaps subtly - just to avoid a male pronoun. Seems needlessly confusing and overbearing in places.
In places where the Greek means people... no problem with a change away from the inclusive use of man, for me. Just don't change the text to something that makes less sense than the inclusive language so many don't seem to understand anymore.
That said. I prefer some of the NRSV readings to others in various passages. Personally, I wouldn't be bothered by a new pronoun to indicate both genders where that is the meaning, in order to avoid the awful, singular "they" debacle. I suggest "sHe" (but with the upper-case H the same height as the lower-case s and e). That would probably bother more people than the singular they, though. But not me. I can take it.
Reviewed by (Robert Martin, Collinsville, Virginia, US) - Works well with e-sword. Good price for Bible.
Reviewed by (Bonnie Carter, Anderson, CA, US) - This version is great to work with. It makes the Bible verses easier to understand.
Reviewed by (Barbara Schobl-Legee, Winter Haven, FL, US) - The NRSV is the approved version for my church. We use many versions (or translations), but when I conduct Bible study classes, I want everyone on the same page. This makes it so much easier so we don't take time out of each new class to explain why the differences in translations. That's a Bible history lesson of a different sort.
Reviewed by (Rev. Richard Lyons, San Francisco, CA, US) - This is the "official" translation of my Church. It is both scholarly and easily read. Ideal for both worship services and personal devotions.
Reviewed by (Joseph Simmons, Painted Post, New York, US) - I have purchased several bible translations and use them all in my studies. E-sword is my go to bible software.
best purchase I made
Reviewed by (Robert Margulski, Lakewood, NJ, United States) - This is the version that we use at my church. Beautiful. My only complaint is that the words of Jesus is not in red. That would make his words stand out more. I still give the NRSV 5 stars.
Reviewed by (Michelle Levandowsky, SCOTTSDALE, AZ, United States) - I grew up on a New Revised Standard Version I'm looking forward to reading the e-Sword version through when I'm done with the CJB for e-Sword.
Reviewed by (Richard Taylor, Tiverton, RI, US) - NRSV is a welcome addition to my eSword bibles. The NRSV matches our pew bibles. Although, not my personal favorite translation, it prevents confusion arising from the liturgy not matching what the congregation is reading. I found this bible to be extremely helpful and well presented.
Reviewed by (Diogo Fernandes, Sydney, NSW, Australia) - My title I called it perfect because Your online version is the first I have come across which has matched perfectly with the original version available.
But I have to say that the footnotes are missing. And the footnotes are important as there are verses missing mentioned in the footnotes. e.g Sirach 24:18. There may be others missing too.
Reviewed by (David Culver, Mesa, AZ, United States) - Great translation!
Reviewed by (JAMES WHITE, COVINA, CA, US) - Glad this was available and could be used with my E-Sword Program
Reviewed by (Shirley Lanier, Woodbridge, Virginia, United States) - I have been using E-Sword for several years. Immediately when I upgrade my PCs ESWord is the first program installed. I love that fact that when I could not afford such awesome tools for studying Gods Word. ESWord was absolutely free. As I grew and began to teach, I discovered how even more amazing ESword is!!! I needed more resources and discovered they were available at premium prices that are blessingly affordable. The NRSV is what's use on the Lectionary Site. I now prepare my lessons in ESWord and its always on my screen for teaching and studying. Thank you ESWORD for being a blessing to so many, and for your obedience to our Heavenly Father!!! To God Be The Glory!!!
as good as the ESV
Reviewed by (Rodney Jenness, Lebanon, NH, US) - This seems to be an older version of the English Standard Version
A Trusted Translation
Reviewed by (Phil Gould, Liscomb, Iowa, US) - The NRSV has been a trusted translation in my library for years so it was a natural to add a copy to e-Sword.
Reviewed by (Christopher Steggles, Eastleigh, Hampshire, United Kingdom) - The e-Sword NRSV is a sound translation and an excellent base for in-depth Bible Study.
Reviewed by (Bernard Petrie, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom) - Excellent.
Reviewed by (barry Kirby, Ormskirk, Lancashire, United Kingdom) - I have found the New RSV very helpful. Easier English language phrasing, and seems to be very close to the King James version. I like it !
Reviewed by (Kerrie Johnson, Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia) - I am delighted with my NRSV of The Bible.
I was apprehensive in the first instance, about the method of inclusion into e-Sword.However, the instructions for the code were so clear and precise, it really surprised me at the speed and simplicity.The included Apocropha in NRSV will be most useful for backgound information.
I am getting used to e-Sword gradually, as technology is quite a challenge
to a seventy-three year old G.Grandmother.
There will be some wonderful reading experiences ahead for me with so many
other available books and devotionals from e-StudySource.Thanks for the opportunity to review!
Reviewed by (William Edgemond, Lakeway, Texas, US) - To fill in for home Bible study.
Reviewed by (John McIver, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom) - I have the NRSV in the Catholic edition (hard copy) having it in E-Sword is fantastic and very,very useful, for printing the Sunday readings and of course referring to at other times
Reviewed by (Danny Mitchell, Seymour, TN, US) - What can I say that you don't already know? Esword and associated e publications are amazing. The price v value is insurmountable. Only the best is allowed on ESword - no worries about junk.
NRSV For Seminary
Reviewed by (John Diller, Hartville, Ohio, US) - Good product and service.
New Revised Standard Version Bible
Reviewed by (Art Jensen, Hampton, VA, USA) - I have been using e_Sword.net for years. In my judgment, it is the finest, easiest-to-use Bible software available, yet with scholarly resources.
When I purchase new modules, the payment/download process is simple to complete. When I need technical assistance, Rick Meyers and staff are always helpful.
I am a retired US Army Chaplain and Presbyterian Church (USA) Pastor/Teaching Elder. I conduct Bible studies, prayer breakfast and organizational Bible talks, and other events. I always use e-Sword and tell my audience how effective and helpful it is. I give e-Sword a 5-star rating!!
Reviewed by (Thomas Quirk, Bay City, Texas, US) - I was very pleased with the eBible's faithfulness to the written Bible. I have been a faithful eSword user for at least 10 years and have always found it helpful; whether for preparing sermons, Bible study or just plain curiosity. Well Done!
Teaching the Word of God
Reviewed by (Sharon Doud, NANAIMO, British Columbia, Canada) - Fortunately I have started attending a church where the pastor is a teacher. His Sunday sermons, and his Bible study class are strictly the Word of God with Hebrew and Greek thrown in to help us understand God's Word in the original languages. He plunges right into the Word with no cute stories, jokes and other "fluff". As a tool he recommended this Bible as one to include with others for parallel Bible study.
NRSV, One of My Favorite Bible Versions
Reviewed by (Robert Tan, Singapore, SINGAPORE, Singapore) - I have been using the NRSV Bible since the beginning of its publication. I used the RSV Bible when I was a student at Trinity Theological College in Singapore, 1980-1983. However, I find that the NRSV Bible is better than the RSV in translation accuracy, readability, and consistency. The NRSV is one of my favorite Bible versions which include the KJV, the ESV, the GNB, the CEV, and the NIV. It is easy and fast now for me to refer to the NRSV after downloading the entire Bible into my e-Sword software.
Reviewed by (Carl Schwartz-King, Austin, Texas, US) - This has been an excellent additional resource for my study. The NRSA is a favorite.
Reviewed by (John Maunder, Beverley, East Yorks, UK) - Worth having
Reviewed by (Dennis Carlson, Auburn, WA, USA) - Purchased this for my Pop
Reviewed by (Jack Douglas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States) - I love the fact that I got two versions of the NRSV, though one simply has additional material (the Apocrapha) that the other does not. Otherwise, they are the exact same. I would have given this deal 5 stars, but one thing, there are no footnotes in any of the modules. This is unfortunate, because I have the NRSV hard copy and the footnotes is invaluable, explaining alternate readings and sometimes why the committee translated something the way they did. So it gets 4 instead of 5.
Worth the Purchase
Reviewed by (Diane Foster, Augusta, Georgia, US) - As usual eSword did it again by making available the NRSV. I forgot the Apocrypha was part of the Bible so it is a treasure. Keep up the good work, and just think, I do not have to be online to use it!!!
Reviewed by (John Dalziel, Powell River, BC, Canada) - A hidden treasure is included in your download of the New Revised Standard Version. It contains a 2nd copy with the Apocrypha. While I do not accept the Apocrypha as part of God's Word still it does add to my understanding of the context of OT history. So I appreciate this "treasure" as well as the addition of a scholarly modern Bible to my eSword bookshelf.
Reviewed by (Muriel Pettit, Burley, Idaho, US) - i have had eSword for a long time and just and more to it. It is interesting and easy to use.
A Necessary Evil
Reviewed by (Mark Beadle, Perth, Western Australia, Australia) - Although I grew up with the RSV I have never been impressed with the NRSV. It replaces the title "Son of Man" in the OT with "human being" or "mortal" even in the prophetic passages that foreshadow Jesus' use of the title. For the sake of political correctness it uses the coined word "humankind" rather than the more natural "humanity" or even "humans". Additions to the text (e.g. 1 Samuel 10:27), while of interest, are not clearly marked as apocryphal and even less so in eSword which needs some mechanism to highlight such insertions. If you can show the words of Christ in red why not green for text which is (or should be) relegated to the footnotes? This would be useful in other versions (e.g. for 1 John 5:7). Still I needed a copy for my studies as it is much easier to copy and paste into an assignment than to type it all in.
A great programme
Reviewed by (George Parrott, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, United Kingdom) -
I would like to say how much esword has been a help to me over this past 2 years. I was inroduced to it through another member of the fellowship.
To be able to compare different (verse) versions is great and the Hebrew and Greek meanings behind the English words has often been of immense benefit, giving so often a whole new outlook on a paticular passage.
I would certainly recommend esword to all who want to seriously study the word of God it will both a benefit to self and others if you are are a teacher the Bible
Reviewed by (A D, A, L, UK) - NRSV continues to be under the radar but if you are serious in study of the Word you cannot but have this in your library as it is perhaps the best at representing the original Hebrew and Greek. This is now my second theological institution and in Both Cases the scholars represent it - i wondered how come its only popular among the scholars - that's why i write this review
Efficient and functional
Reviewed by (David Carpenter, Wednesbury, West Midlands, United Kingdom) - The NRSV is a good solid translation, now adopted by our church as the main translation used for readings in church, etc. It is both readable, and fairly closely faithful to the original Greek (I have no Hebrew, so cannot comment on the Old Testament.) It is the main, but not the only translation I use for sermon preparation.
Reviewed by (Don Konz, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, US) - The NRSV is a great resource, especially with the Apocrypha! As a digital resource, passages can be easily selected and pasted into sermon or topic outlines, and then printed out, making it much more handy than in book form etc.
Reviewed by (Don Weingarten, El Cerrito, California, US) - Excellent product. I'm a bit new to it, however, as far as I can tell it lives up to the high standards which I have come to associate E-Sword. I would have preferred Strong's Number capability, however that does not reflect on the order.
The translation seems to be very well done, and it works beautifully with E-Sword as usual. The Apocrypha covered in the version which I ordered are fascinating and I would personally request the future provision of as many apocryphal works as can be found, as well as some work on the Dead Sea Scrolls. I also congratulate you on the latest E-Sword program, which includes an excellent interface.
Thank you and congratulations on a fine product.
An Excellent Resource.
Reviewed by (Gary Ivin, Trowutta, Tas, Aust) - I’ve been using E-sword since version 2 when I found it many moons ago. I have a fascination for the Apocrypha and other old biblical books as well like Enoch.
This the first online book I’ve come across with the Apocrypha translated into modern English so instead of reading archaic English like this in 1st Maccabees 7:1 “In the hundred fiftie and one yere, came Demetrius the sonne of Seleucus from the citie of Rome with a smal company of men, vnto a citie of the sea coast, and there he bare rule.”
It is like this “In the one hundred fifty-first year Demetrius son of Seleucus set out from Rome, sailed with a few men to a town by the sea, and there began to reign.”
So much easier to comprehend.
Reviewed by (Howard Wilson, Bristol, UK, UK) - Probably the best current translation available - readable and accurate for scholarly study.
This is an excellent rendering of the text into the e-sword software.
Only small niggle - would have been nice to have an anglicised version with British spellings.
Reviewed by (Jeffrey Lundholm, Colorado Springs, CO, USA) - The purchase was fast and easy. The New Revised Standard Version speaks for itself.
Reviewed by (Brian Palkki, Madison, wi, US) -
I am very pleased to have this translation available with E-Sword since it is the preferred translation for "in classroom use" at the University so everyone is reading the same text. I use it for school and also for personal study. It is pretty faithful to the original texts. The only shortfall with the E-Sword version at this point is that it does not have the excellent NRSV translator's footnotes with it which often explains why and how the translators varied with or clarified the meaning of the original texts. I still have to resort to my paper copy for that information. Hopefully, they will be included at some point on E-Sword.
Excellent as Usual
Reviewed by (Jerry Shannon, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, US) - I have come to expect excellence when I purchase a product from eStudySource, and I was not disappointed with the New Revised Standard Version for e-Sword. The quality of the product is superior, and it works perfectly within e-Sword unlike a lot of other computer programs from other companies. Thanks.
Reviewed by (Gerard Neault, Biddeford, ME, US) -
Haaving multiple current translations immediately available make Bible study more fulfilling and rewarding. This is another translation that helps in understanding God's message through the writings of His prophets and Jesus' apostles.
Reviewed by (Keith Bernhagen, Omaha, Nebraska, US) -
I really trust the translation, not 100 percent as I do not trust any translation 100 percent. But the NRSV is a very good and dependable translation.
Reviewed by (Darryl Petri, Roundhill, KY, US) -
This was a very good price for such a good deal.
Pleased with latest e-Sword purchase
Reviewed by (David Binkley, Montgomery,, Alabama, Ukraine) -
Each morning I send out a scripture verse and prayer by e-mail to those whom I've help disciple to the Lord Jesus Christ. The list of readers has expanded to include seekers in many countries. e-Sword helps me compare versions to choose the one that communicates God's inspired word in the most effective manner to English and Russian language readers.