ANCHORED IN THE STORM

Introducing the Holy Bible: ESV Catholic Edition

When the storms of life are upon you, God’s Word can offer comfort and peace. Now, more than ever, we and our loved ones need to return to the foundation of life and truth. And there is no better way to draw close to God and to know His will, than through God’s Word. Introducing the only Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version (ESV-CE), the most readable, accurate, and reliable translation of the entire Holy Bible available for English speaking Catholics throughout the world.

Why the ESV-CE Bible?

The new ESV-CE Bible translation will make Bible reading more understandable and accessible yet retain the accuracy and reliability necessary for faithful Catholics when reading Sacred Scripture. The new translation includes changes to nearly 60,000 words from the Revised Standard Version (RSV) and is the best combination of a literal translation written in smooth and readable English.

Blue Leather Debossed Cross Edition | $64.95

Printed in Italy, this beautiful leather Bible includes the entire Old & New Testaments, gilded pages, and two ribbon bookmarks.

KEY FEATURES

Reliable

There is no need to compromise between elegance, intelligibility, and accuracy with the ESV-CE. This translation better draws upon the textual and theological traditions of the Church compared to other English Catholic Bibles.

Accurate

The ESV-CE translation allows the reader to be able to see most clearly what the actual words, language, and images of the original text were. With its commitment to word-for-word translation, the ESV-CE adheres to the norms of Liturgiam authenticam.

Authoritative

The Vatican has approved India and Scotland’s new ESV-CE lectionary and is in use for liturgical celebrations in English-speaking countries around the world. This is a translation for the international English-speaking Catholic world.

ENDORSEMENTS

"The ESV Catholic Bible is the Indian Church's contribution to the universal Church ... It is our earnest hope and prayer that the ESV-CE will bear abundant fruit in the lives of Catholic readers."

CARDINAL OSWALD GRACIAS, ARCHBISHOP OF BOMBAY

President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India

"Based on the RSV, it stands in the grand tradition of English Bible translation, and because it follows the Church's express principles for translation, it's the most faithful translation to the original biblical languages. In short, it overcomes the broad, ugly ditch between modern scholarship and the Church's understanding of Scripture. My heartfelt thanks to the Augustine Institute for generating such a treasure for the Church and her mission!"

LEROY A. HUIZENGA, PH.D.

Professor of Theology, University of Mary

“Because of its fidelity to the original languages of Scripture, the Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version is destined to be a great contribution to Catholic biblical studies and devotional life for years to come!”

JASON EVERT

Author of Saint John Paul the Great

"Approved by the Vatican for liturgical use, adapted by Catholic biblical scholars in India, and beloved by English-speaking Catholics around the world, the ESV-CE is easily the most up-to-date, most literal, and most beautiful English translation of the Bible in print. A true gift to the universal Church."

BRANT PITRE, PH.D.

Distinguished Research Professor of Sacred Scripture, Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology

“The ESV-CE, by its elegance and clarity, provides the English-speaking world with a reliable translation of Sacred Scripturethat will inform Catholics for study, meditation, prayer, teaching, and preaching for many years to come.”

MOST REVEREND MICHAEL J. BYRNES, S.T.D.

Archbishop of Agaña, Guam

“With the English Standard Version, Catholic Edition, anglophone Catholics need not compromise between elegance, intelligibility,and accuracy. This version better draws upon the textual and theological traditions of the Church compared to other English Catholic Bibles, especially in the Old Testament texts. Accordingly, the ESV-CE has the potential to become the standard lectionary,devotional, and academic translation across the anglophone Catholic world.”

LEROY A. HUIZENGA, PH.D.

Professor of Theology, University of Mary

“An excellent translation and the Augustine Institute has every reason to boast of its publication.”

PAUL GONDREAU, S.T.D.

Professor of Theology, Providence College
SAMPLE EXCERPTS

NABRE

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.

ISAIAH 9:6

ESV-CE

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

ISAIAH 9:6
SAMPLE EXCERPTS

NABRE

... theirs the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, is the Messiah. God who is overall all be blessed forever. Amen.

ROMANS 9:5

ESV-CE

To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God overall, blessed forever. Amen.

ROMANS 9:5
PURCHASE

The Holy Bible: ESV Catholic Edition

FORMAT
Red Leather Edition
$64.95
Blue Leather Edition
$64.95
Mahogany Leather Edition
$64.95
Black Leather Edition
$64.95
Gray Hardback Edition
$26.95
Gold Tree Hardback Edition
$26.95
White Tree Paperback Edition
$19.95
Blue Paperback Edition
$19.95
Gray Paperback Edition
$19.95
Cross Paperback Edition
$19.95
Red Bonded Leather Edition
Blue Bonded Leather Edition
Mahogany Bonded Leather Edition
Black Bonded Leather Edition
Gray Hardback Edition
Gold Tree Hardback Edition
White Tree Paperback Edition
Blue Paperback Edition
Black Paperback Edition
Cross Paperback Edition
DESCRIPTION
Printed in Italy, this beautiful leather Bible is the perfect companion for your faith life. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is shipped shrink wrapped in a beautifully designed gift box. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper and is a total of 1,232 pages.
DETAILS
  • 6.25" x 9.25”
  • 1,232 pages
  • Smyth sewn binding with matching head and tail bands
  • Cromwell Eurobond bonded leather
  • Gilded pages
  • Two 8 mm nylon ribbon markers
  • Blink embossed Constantine cross on Navy and Red leather options
DESCRIPTION
Printed in Italy, this beautiful leather Bible is the perfect companion for your faith life. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is shipped shrink wrapped in a beautifully designed gift box. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper and is a total of 1,232 pages.
DETAILS
  • 6.25" x 9.25”
  • 1,232 pages
  • Smyth sewn binding with matching head and tail bands
  • Cromwell Eurobond bonded leather
  • Gilded pages
  • Two 8 mm nylon ribbon markers
  • Blink embossed Constantine cross on Navy and Red leather options
DESCRIPTION
Printed in Italy, this beautiful leather Bible is the perfect companion for your faith life. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is shipped shrink wrapped in a beautifully designed gift box. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper and is a total of 1,232 pages.
DETAILS
  • 6.25" x 9.25”
  • 1,232 pages
  • Smyth sewn binding with matching head and tail bands
  • Cromwell Eurobond bonded leather
  • Gilded pages
  • Two 8 mm nylon ribbon markers
  • Blink embossed Constantine cross on Navy and Red leather options
DESCRIPTION
Printed in Italy, this beautiful leather Bible is the perfect companion for your faith life. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is shipped shrink wrapped in a beautifully designed gift box. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper and is a total of 1,232 pages.
DETAILS
  • 6.25" x 9.25”
  • 1,232 pages
  • Smyth sewn binding with matching head and tail bands
  • Cromwell Eurobond bonded leather
  • Gilded pages
  • Two 8 mm nylon ribbon markers
  • Blink embossed Constantine cross on Navy and Red leather options
DESCRIPTION
Printed in Italy, this hardback Bible is strong and sturdy and ideal for the home or office. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is 1,232 pages. It includes 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper. It is shipped shrink wrapped.
DETAILS
  • 6" x 9”
  • Gold foil stamping on cover
  • Square corners and plain edges
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Two 8 mm nylon ribbon markers
  • 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper
  • 4 pages of 140 gsm uncoated woodfree fly pages
DESCRIPTION
Printed in Italy, this hardback Bible is strong and sturdy and ideal for the home or office. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is 1,232 pages. It includes 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper. It is shipped shrink wrapped.
DETAILS
  • 6" x 9”
  • Gold foil stamping on cover
  • Square corners and plain edges
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Two 8 mm nylon ribbon markers
  • 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper
  • 4 pages of 140 gsm uncoated woodfree fly pages
DESCRIPTION
Printed in Italy, this softback Bible is perfect for bringing the Word of God with you wherever you go. It's convenient size makes it easy to carry or pack. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps and is printed on 31 gsm ThinCoat Plus paper. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is 1,232 pages.
DETAILS
  • 6 x 9”
  • 4 pages of 140 gsm uncoated woodfree fly pages
  • 4 beautifully designed cover options
  • Flush cut with square corners and plain edges
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Individually shrink-wrapped
DESCRIPTION
Printed in Italy, this softback Bible is perfect for bringing the Word of God with you wherever you go. It's convenient size makes it easy to carry or pack. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps and is printed on 31 gsm ThinCoat Plus paper. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is 1,232 pages.
DETAILS
  • 6 x 9”
  • 4 pages of 140 gsm uncoated woodfree fly pages
  • 4 beautifully designed cover options
  • Flush cut with square corners and plain edges
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Individually shrink-wrapped
DESCRIPTION
Printed in Italy, this softback Bible is perfect for bringing the Word of God with you wherever you go. It's convenient size makes it easy to carry or pack. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps and is printed on 31 gsm ThinCoat Plus paper. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is 1,232 pages.
DETAILS
  • 6 x 9”
  • 4 pages of 140 gsm uncoated woodfree fly pages
  • 4 beautifully designed cover options
  • Flush cut with square corners and plain edges
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Individually shrink-wrapped
DESCRIPTION
Printed in Italy, this softback Bible is perfect for bringing the Word of God with you wherever you go. It's convenient size makes it easy to carry or pack. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps and is printed on 31 gsm ThinCoat Plus paper. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is 1,232 pages.
DETAILS
  • 6 x 9”
  • 4 pages of 140 gsm uncoated woodfree fly pages
  • 4 beautifully designed cover options
  • Flush cut with square corners and plain edges
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Individually shrink-wrapped

DESCRIPTION

Printed in Italy, this beautiful leather Bible is the perfect companion for your faith life. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is shipped shrink wrapped in a beautifully designed gift box. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper and is a total of 1,232 pages.

DETAILS

  • 6.25" x 9.25”
  • 1,232 pages
  • Smyth sewn binding with matching head and tail bands
  • Cromwell Eurobond bonded leather
  • Gilded pages
  • Two 8 mm nylon ribbon markers
  • Blink embossed Constantine cross on Navy and Red leather options

DESCRIPTION

Printed in Italy, this beautiful leather Bible is the perfect companion for your faith life. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is shipped shrink wrapped in a beautifully designed gift box. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper and is a total of 1,232 pages.

DETAILS

  • 6.25" x 9.25”
  • 1,232 pages
  • Smyth sewn binding with matching head and tail bands
  • Cromwell Eurobond bonded leather
  • Gilded pages
  • Two 8 mm nylon ribbon markers
  • Blink embossed Constantine cross on Navy and Red leather options

DESCRIPTION

Printed in Italy, this beautiful leather Bible is the perfect companion for your faith life. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is shipped shrink wrapped in a beautifully designed gift box. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper and is a total of 1,232 pages.

DETAILS

  • 6.25" x 9.25”
  • 1,232 pages
  • Smyth sewn binding with matching head and tail bands
  • Cromwell Eurobond bonded leather
  • Gilded pages
  • Two 8 mm nylon ribbon markers
  • Blink embossed Constantine cross on Navy and Red leather options

DESCRIPTION

Printed in Italy, this beautiful leather Bible is the perfect companion for your faith life. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is shipped shrink wrapped in a beautifully designed gift box. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper and is a total of 1,232 pages.

DETAILS

  • 6.25" x 9.25”
  • 1,232 pages
  • Smyth sewn binding with matching head and tail bands
  • Cromwell Eurobond bonded leather
  • Gilded pages
  • Two 8 mm nylon ribbon markers
  • Blink embossed Constantine cross on Navy and Red leather options

DESCRIPTION

Printed in Italy, this hardback Bible is strong and sturdy and ideal for the home or office. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is 1,232 pages. It includes 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper. It is shipped shrink wrapped.

DETAILS

  • 6" x 9”
  • Gold foil stamping on cover
  • Square corners and plain edges
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Two 8 mm nylon ribbon markers
  • 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper
  • 4 pages of 140 gsm uncoated woodfree fly pages

DESCRIPTION

Printed in Italy, this hardback Bible is strong and sturdy and ideal for the home or office. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is 1,232 pages. It includes 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper. It is shipped shrink wrapped.

DETAILS

  • 6" x 9”
  • Gold foil stamping on cover
  • Square corners and plain edges
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Two 8 mm nylon ribbon markers
  • 8 pages of full-color maps printed on 130 gsm matte paper
  • 4 pages of 140 gsm uncoated woodfree fly pages

DESCRIPTION

Printed in Italy, this softback Bible is perfect for bringing the Word of God with you wherever you go. It's convenient size makes it easy to carry or pack. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps and is printed on 31 gsm ThinCoat Plus paper. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is 1,232 pages.

DETAILS

  • 6 x 9”
  • 4 pages of 140 gsm uncoated woodfree fly pages
  • 4 beautifully designed cover options
  • Flush cut with square corners and plain edges
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Individually shrink-wrapped

DESCRIPTION

Printed in Italy, this softback Bible is perfect for bringing the Word of God with you wherever you go. It's convenient size makes it easy to carry or pack. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps and is printed on 31 gsm ThinCoat Plus paper. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is 1,232 pages.

DETAILS

  • 6 x 9”
  • 4 pages of 140 gsm uncoated woodfree fly pages
  • 4 beautifully designed cover options
  • Flush cut with square corners and plain edges
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Individually shrink-wrapped

DESCRIPTION

Printed in Italy, this softback Bible is perfect for bringing the Word of God with you wherever you go. It's convenient size makes it easy to carry or pack. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps and is printed on 31 gsm ThinCoat Plus paper. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is 1,232 pages.

DETAILS

  • 6 x 9”
  • 4 pages of 140 gsm uncoated woodfree fly pages
  • 4 beautifully designed cover options
  • Flush cut with square corners and plain edges
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Individually shrink-wrapped

DESCRIPTION

Printed in Italy, this softback Bible is perfect for bringing the Word of God with you wherever you go. It's convenient size makes it easy to carry or pack. This Bible includes 8 pages of full-color maps and is printed on 31 gsm ThinCoat Plus paper. This Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version includes the entire Old and New Testaments including the Deuterocanonical books and is 1,232 pages.

DETAILS

  • 6 x 9”
  • 4 pages of 140 gsm uncoated woodfree fly pages
  • 4 beautifully designed cover options
  • Flush cut with square corners and plain edges
  • Smyth sewn binding
  • Individually shrink-wrapped
The Holy Bible:
ESV Catholic Edition
FORMAT
Red Leather Edition
$64.95
Blue Leather Edition
$64.95
Mahogany Leather Edition
$64.95
Black Leather Edition
$64.95
Gray Hardback Edition
$26.95
Gold Tree Hardback Edition
$26.95
White Tree Paperback Edition
$19.95
Blue Paperback Edition
$19.95
Gray Paperback Edition
$19.95
Cross Paperback Edition
$19.95
Red Bonded Leather Edition
Blue Bonded Leather Edition
Mahogany Bonded Leather Edition
Black Bonded Leather Edition
Gray Hardback Edition
Gold Tree Hardback Edition
White Tree Paperback Edition
Blue Paperback Edition
Gray Paperback Edition
Cross Paperback Edition
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the ESV-CE?

It is a new Catholic translation of the Bible. In 2018, the Catholic Church in India approved this new translation: The English Standard Version, Catholic Edition (ESV-CE). This new translation is a modified form of the ESV Bible, which was translated by evangelical scholars and first released in 2001. The ESV is an update of the trusted Revised Standard Version (1952, 1971). It was reviewed by a team of Catholic scholars in India, who modified the translation to ensure it adhered to Catholic teaching. Now the translation is required for liturgical use throughout India. The translation is essentially literal and as transparent as possible to the original languages.

Is the ESV-CE translation approved by the Catholic Church?

Yes. Under the Code of Canon Law, 825 §1, only the Vatican or a national bishops’ conference can approve a Bible translation for publication. In accord with canon law, the ESV-CE was approved by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India on February 4, 2018 and granted the Imprimatur by Cardinal Oswald Gracias, a member of Pope Francis’ top advisory team, the Council of Cardinals. The translation explicitly adhered to the Vatican’s translation principles prescribed by Liturgiam authenticam (2001). The Vatican approved the ESV-CE Lectionary on December 9, 2019, and it is mandated for liturgical use throughout India as of Palm Sunday 2020.

Were any Catholic scholars involved in the preparation of the ESV-CE?

The team of scholars which the Catholic Bishops of India entrusted with the task of revising the ESV for Catholic use included: Rev. Dr. Lucien Legrand, MEP, Rev. Dr. Assisi Saldanha, CSsR, Rev. Dr. Govindu Rayanna, Rev. Dr. A. Alfred Joseph, Rev. Dr. David Stanly Kumar, Sr. Dr. Prema Vakayil, CSST, Rev. Dr. Shabu Joseph Thottumkal, SDB, Rev. Dr. Stanislas Savarimuthu.

Will the translation sound familiar or foreign?

If you have ever read the King James Bible or its twentieth century update, the Revised Standard Version, the ESV will sound familiar. As an intentional update of the RSV, the ESV removes archaic-sounding words and phrases, while trying to improve on the translation and changing about 60,000 words in all. It is close enough to the RSV to sound familiar, but different enough to feel fresh.

Does it include the deuterocanonical books?

The ESV-CE includes all the deuterocanonical books and additions. The original ESV from 2001 was a Protestant publication and so did not include the deuterocanonical books and additions (1 and 2 Maccabees, Tobit, Judith, Sirach, Wisdom, Baruch, additions to Esther, additions to Daniel). The 2018 Catholic Edition of the ESV includes all of the books held to be canonical by the Catholic Church.

Isn’t the ESV a Protestant translation? Doesn’t that pose problems for Catholics?

The ESV was originally translated by a team of evangelical scholars under the auspices of Crossway Books, a Protestant publisher. It was, however, adapted by Catholic scholars and only then approved by the Catholic Church in India in 2018 as the ESV-Catholic Edition. In this way, the ESV is much like the RSV before it. The RSV was originally released in 1952 as a Protestant translation and only later approved by Catholic bishops in 1965-66. Both the RSV and the ESV are valuable ecumenical efforts that allow Protestants and Catholics to read Scripture together.

Who translated the ESV?

The 2001 ESV translation effort was headed up by the Translation Oversight Committee brought together by Crossway Books. That original twelve-member team of evangelical scholars included Dr. Clifford John Collins, Dr. Lane T. Dennis, Dr. Wayne A. Grudem, Dr. Paul R. House, Dr. R. Kent Hughes, Dr. Robert H. Mounce, Dr. William D. Mounce, Dr. J.I. Packer, Dr. Leland Ryken, Dr. Vern Sheridan Poythress, Dr. Gordon Wenham, and Dr. Bruce Winter. A group of Catholic scholars in India updated the translation before the 2018 release of the ESV-CE.

When was the ESV-CE released?

The ESV-CE was first released in India in 2018 by the Asian Trading Corporation. The ESV-CE was released in the United States in 2019 by the Augustine Institute.