I know everyone didn’t talk like Shakespeare plays, at least I hope not, or a dinner table conversation could take hours. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.  Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord. it says, ‘one day,’ it doesn’t say when that day is, nor if it’s a literal 24 hr day or a day in the figurative since, as in in the day of creation.” *Shrugs* I’ve eased up on that criticism (I first heard from Kent Hovind, see last RSV article, again). In RSV’s first printing, they included large chunks absent from these manuscripts (such as John 8:1-10; Mark 16:9-end) as footnotes. I am grateful that RSV is now releasing a bit more freely on digital channels, among them BibleGateway, YouVersion, and Olive Tree. Bronchiolitis is the commonest serious infection that occurs during the infancy. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. It’s to take up the Bible of the latter half of the 20th century, to read the first “common english” Bible, that … I'll keep checking on the Internet to see if others have such a list. As opposed to: “The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward,” (Matthew 10:41 ESV, emphasis mine). (Like that transition?). Please Bookmark our new location and update blogrolls. Since the ESV has been revised and translated by evangelical scholars, it has gained a larger following of evangelicals and is now one of the top-selling modern translations. Is NASB2020, and NET going to take off? The link to significant theological revisions is broken, which is a shame. (RSV), Gen 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.Gen 1:2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. If that’s the case, more power to any pastors out there using the ESV or NIV or CSB but find this blog article persuasive in the form of utilizing the RSV. There are arguments for a literal 24 hour in that “one day,” and I believe those arguments, and there’s no reason to argue with the RSV text, because they just translate. A new translation usually only bumps up sales (ESV, CSB anyone? (Well, I do, that’s one.) (ESV), Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.Gen 1:2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.Gen 1:3 And God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.Gen 1:4 And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.Gen 1:5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. Newly married, and working in a job away from home that required a substantial amount of driving time, I started listening to podcasts of a fairly controversial pastor who preached the ESV. Pictured here in comparison again are the RSV (LEFT) and ESV (RIGHT). Some have asserted that the KJV sounded common to the common man back then? And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.Gen 1:9 And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear." The ESV has its roots in the discussions that took place back in 1997 at the Focus on the Family headquarters in Colorado regarding the controversy over the proposed inclusive-language revisions to the NIV. Change ). I have only been reading for a little bit so I won’t have multiple examples here. Improvements over the RSV are of four different kinds: updating the language of the RSV, by replacing archaic forms of speech addressed to God (Thee, Thou, wast, dost, etc. I had purchased the Oxford ESV w/Apocrypha but was disappointed to see it go out print. I follow along in the RSV sometimes at the church when someone else (such as a person required to read for additional Bible reading in the service, I’m the pastor) is reading the ESV, I can see that almost word-for-word it follows. The very easy reading of the NCV hooked me as a teenager, and I stuck with it, because most Christians seem to just have that “one Bible,” and nothing else is required, nor did I even think about reading multiple Bibles at one time. Even so, it survived. Even if there is a case that I might present here about the RSV having any sort of draw or superiority over the ESV, a sad fact remains. Typically, RSV causes a cold, which may be followed by bronchiolitis or pneumonia. Our goal has been to carry forward this legacy for a new century. Comments on blog posts are welcomed if they follow our guidelines. In fact I don't think it will be accepted outside a small subset of the evangelical world. Tell your congregants to download the RSV for free off of YouVersion Bible app, or start hunting on eBay. A congregant in my church slowly turned me on to the RSV. Besides these big chunks, there are verses here and there not present in the old manuscripts the Critical Text is based off of. I grew up in an NIV family, sat under NIV preaching, and had trouble getting into the Bible. “The English Standard Version, by all odds, is the most readable and cogent translation of the Bible today. I appreciate RSV translating “men,” as “men,” and while I understand the sense of “people,” I’m just pointing out RSV took a more conservative approach. If you’d like to copy the above, edit it for your purposes and e-mail them, that’d be great. I recently read on a NKJV Bible Group on Facebook, that some have been glad that the NKJV sounds less majestic than the ESV! Experiencing God's Presence in West Africa. Peter noted:The link to significant theological revisions is broken, which is a shame.No more shame, Peter! All this to say, suppose I decide to find a better translation in the RSV, the odds are, most pastors who might be convinced of this will have a hard time uniformly turning a church over to it. Or I should say, some have said that ESV sounds closer to KJV than NKJV does in some respects. Further, in the RSV/ESV the only time sister is used is in the context of a familial relationship. You could say that RSV takes a more conservative approach by not separating the text as much. *Shrugs* I wasn’t alive back then, so I can’t verify that for you. Note the more majestic touch in the RSV as well. When publishers make changes such as this, we often get requests to keep the prior version(s) available. He really pushed reading the ESV, so I bought one, partially convicted that I was still using a 3rd grade reading level Bible otherwise (ESV clocks in at an 8th grade reading level). Who knows, maybe someday we’ll have access to the RSV again in a plethora of formats. My point being, is to criticize RSV in its creation account as pushing a more liberal agenda, would be fruitless and baseless.  As the church is subject to Christ, so let wives also be subject in everything to their husbands. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus. For pastors (like me) who might consider to use the RSV at their church, it’d be nice to have accessibility to the translation as much as other popular translations. 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. I’m sure many literal, six-day creation believers loved the RSV. He read it, I think regularly, per my arrival to the church I preach at. ( Log Out / The ESV, and RSV are both Critical Text translations (See the aforementioned, several times now, blog piece on the RSV for a Critical Text or Textux Receptus discussion). In a given church, I think you’ll find a group of KJV / NKJV lovers, and maybe the rest of the gang up to date with the ESV, CSB, NIV, etc. There is a very nice black leather bound ecumenical study Bible sold as well! The only other unsettling feature I have of RSV’s translation, is its translation in Genesis 1 at the end of each days of Creation. Majesty. In 80% of the cases, the causative agent of bronchiolitis is RSV. I consider those who believe in an old earth, saved, because Jesus didn’t say you had to subscribe to a certain form of earth origins. The starting point for the ESV translation was the 1971 edition of the Revised Standard Version (RSV). 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