Introducing the Holy Bible: International Standard Version
The ISV has been described by independent critics as the most readable and accurate modern English language Bible ever produced. Produced in modern conversational English, the ISV is easily readable by those for whom English is their second language. For international readers, the grammar, vocabulary, and structure of the ISV is consistent with and compatible with American-based English as a language of international commerce.
- The ISV is the first modern Bible translation that provides a 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”).
- Leather-bound and other printed editions are under development and will be announced when available.
- More than 5,000,000 electronic copies of the ISV New Testament have been distributed worldwide.
- The first printed press run sold out in less than a month.
- The second printed press run sold out before it was printed.
- The ISV has been universally praised for its readability and accuracy.
- The ISV is respected by professional Bible translators.
- The ISV renders the book of Isaiah from the reliable Dead Sea Scrolls, using the Massoretic Text as a comparative.
- Other Dead Sea Scrolls translations are under development and coming soon.
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.
Printed editions of the ISV Bible
Koechel-Peterson, the highly respected Bible and Christian book design specialists located in St. Paul, MN, serves 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 by Spring 2017. As of November 2017, design work for the ISV printed text is complete. Actual porting of the ISV text into the completed design template has begun, after which we’ll be preparing the final look and feel of the completed text. Then the ISV will be ready for printing. Please check back with this page for more information as our planned print date approaches. We recommend that you subscribe to our email list, below, to be kept informed about our progress.
ISV Bible apps for iOS and Android devices
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. (We don’t control the prices for these apps.) Prices may be slightly higher outside of the USA. Visit our shop for the links.
Introducing our first apologetic work in defense of a conservative view of the reliability of the biblical text.
The ISV Foundation is pleased to announce our first in-depth non-ISV Bible publication. Since He Wrote about Me consists of a comprehensive analysis of the very high view of the authenticity, reliability, and accuracy of the Hebrew Scriptures that Jesus the Messiah used in his day-to-day discourse with his friends and adversaries. This work is available in electronic format as a ZIPped archive of an Adobe Acrobat® PDF file. Please note that you will need to utilize your own ZIP file archive extractor to do this. If you do not own one, please click here for a link to a free program that will do this for you. Click here to visit our detailed product description page for more information.