The ISV is the first modern Bible translation in any language to provide an exclusive textual apparatus comparing the text of the famed Dead Sea Scrolls with the traditional Masoretic text of the Hebrew Tanakh (i.e., the “Old Testament”).
The ISV is a totally new work translated directly from the original languages of Scripture and derived from no other English translation; it references the most ancient manuscripts available, and the most recent archaeological discoveries. The translators of the ISV have selected the English equivalent that most closely reflects the meaning of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts. To learn more about the ISV, download the Introduction PDF here.
We’re in discussions with Koechel-Peterson, the highly respected Bible and Christian book design specialists located in St. Paul, MN, to serve as our agents for production of leather and hardback editions of the Holy Bible: International Standard Version. We hope to have printed editions available for purchase around October 2014. Please check back with this page for more information as this date approaches. We recommend that you subscribe to our email list, below, to be kept informed about our progress.
The ISV Foundation is pleased to announce ISV apps for both the Apple iOS and Google Android operating systems. These apps were produced for us by a grant from Hosanna Chapel of Bellflower, California and are fully compatible with iOS and Android devices. Each of these apps carry a USD$9.99 download price for US-based users. Prices may be slightly higher outside of the USA. Visit our shop for the links.
"In my opinion, the ISV truly is the most readable and accurate English language translation of the Bible ever produced."
"The arrival of the International Standard Version has solved a longstanding problem for me. For years I have had two Bibles, one for study and one for public use, such as speaking. My study Bible was reliable, but not very readable, even out loud. My preaching Bible was wonderful, but not a completely reliable translation. The International Standard Version is a perfect blend of the two. Now I can have readability for preaching or personal devotion, but with a reliable and up to date translation from Evangelical scholars who believe in the inspiration of the scripture."
"A truly excellent version, combining both dignity and fine taste. Personally I think it has succeeded in achieving what the most recent publications have attempted. Hearty congratulations. This should be adopted for Sunday School purposes, and easily equals the NIV and NAS, so far as I have sampled it."
"I absolutely love the Holy Bible: International Standard Version. It is fascinating to me... It's really astounding. I started reading through Genesis and found myself all the way past the Nephilim and through 7 or 8 chapters before I knew what had happened —just out of amazement at the clarity. I think for anyone like me who grew up with Christianity, it brings clarity. For the non-Christian first time reader, it would bring quicker understanding. It's a great accomplishment."