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English Standard Version (ESV) Anglicised Compact Purple Gift Edition with Zip

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ESV Anglicised Compact Bible: Purple, Gift Edition with Zip

Full Product Description

  • Looking for a personal-use Bible?
  • This compact ESV combines reliable text and covering
  • You can read your new secure Bible wherever you go

Point 6 Font Size

This truly gorgeous compact, purse and pocket sized Bible gives you a welcome gift for any occasion. In gentle, lavender-purple toned covers, this special edition gives you all the helpful features of a larger, less easy to carry Bible. With its soft leather-feel covers and secure zip fasten, this is a Bible that’s as durable as it is delightful to read and own. The presentation panel and gilt edge pages make for a handsome gift, award and presentation opportunity.

Best reasons to buy or give ESV Anglicised Compact Bible: Purple, Gift Edition with Zip

•    Quality, attractive covers combine luxury soft feel with resilient protection
•    Added zip secures the pages and your papers and markers
•    Practical size makes for easy carrying to go with you anywhere
•    ESV tradition connects you to the poetry of the King James Bible
•    Gives you the easy readability of UK English spellings and grammar
•    Equips you with a concordance to Bible words
•    Delightful finishing touches with gilt edge pages and ribbon marker
•    Fresh design makes for a cover that’s a pleasure to own and give
•    Presentation page makes for a gift to be treasured

In Detail...

Experienced and newly introduced Bible readers are fully supported with a Bible word concordance to show the way around its clear, readable text. The delight of opening God’s word is further enhanced by the double-column format, because shorter lines are easier to follow, especially when reading on the move or where space is tight – as in trains, on planes or in conferences.

A Bible to take anywhere, this edition is printed in a clear 6 point font size, with a practical ribbon place-keeper to mark your current and favourite Bible passage. The English Standard Version (ESV) text gives you a reliable, accurate modern English translation in the rhythms and cadence of the King James tradition. And with UK/British (rather than US) spellings and grammar, the text reads easily and naturally in private and out aloud.

Handsome and compact, this practical edition of the English Standard Version makes it ideal as an award, honour, acknowledgement or gift, and for your personal use. Also available in handsome, mature chestnut, and with all the same features and qualities (Eden number 4024073)

- Soft feel, durable imitation leather

- British English Text
- Compact and easy to carry
- Bible concordance
- Protective zipper
- Presentation, gift or awards page
- Ribbon marker
- Gilt page edges

The English Standard Version is a great choice for personal reading and study, for private devotions and family prayers, and for teaching, preaching, and worship. An ‘essentially literal’ translation, the ESV Bible combines word-for-word accuracy with readability, literary excellence, and depth of meaning. More than 100 of the world’s leading Bible scholars and teachers were involved in creating the ESV Bible. Trusted worldwide, the ESV is a treasure for life.

ESV Anglicised Compact Bible: Purple, Gift Edition with Zip by Harper Collins was published by HarperCollins in November 2012 and is our 1100th best seller. The ISBN for ESV Anglicised Compact Bible: Purple, Gift Edition with Zip is 9780007480081.

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Is this Bible Anglicised?

A:Yes, this edition is fully Anglicised and features UK spelling and punctuation.

What is the font size please?

A:This Bible includes a new typesetting with a font which is highly readable at small sizes. The point size is 5.4

Publisher's Description

An attractive, compact and zipped edition of the English Standard Version of the Bible; the world's fastest-growing Bible translation. Ideal as a gift or for personal use.

The ESV Standard Version Zipped Compact is a new edition of the world's fastest-growing Bible translation. This attractive, purple edition features a protective zipper, and combines a readable font size with portability - perfect for reading on the move.

Its many helpful features include:

  • Font Size: 6pt
  • Anglicized Text
  •  Compact, portable size
  •  Readable text
  •  Double-column format with black letter text
  •  Concordance
  •  A useful protective zipper
  •  Presentation page
  •  Ribbon marker
  •  Gilt page edges

The English Standard Version is a great choice for personal reading and study, for private devotions and family prayers, and for teaching, preaching, and worship. An 'essentially literal' translation, the ESV Bible combines word-for-word accuracy with readability, literary excellence, and depth of meaning. More than 100 of the world's leading Bible scholars and teachers were involved in creating the ESV Bible. Trusted worldwide, the ESV is a treasure for life.

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‘This is a fine, fresh and faithful translation, combining both elegance and accuracy to bring us a version of the bible that is anything but standard. The ESV brings us a text that is both readable yet scholarly. It is quite simply the best version we have today – clear, simple and illuminating‘ - Martyn Percy, Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon.

At last a translation that majors on accuracy, combined with a modern, fluent style. I am confident that in time the ESV will become the standard translation for the English-speaking world.’ - The RT. Rev. Wallace Benn, Bishop of Lewes, England

‘Meticulous care and passionate research make the ESV a crisp, accurate, and valuable translation.’ - Max Lucado, Minister, Oak Hills Church of Christ.

‘The ESV satisfies the preaching memorizing, studying and reading needs of our church, from children to adults.’ - John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

‘The ESV is a dream come true for me… the scope and theological faithfulness of the ESV Study Bible notes is breathtaking.’ – John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis.

‘The ESV Study Bible is the most important resource that has been given to the emerging generation of Bible students and teachers. The ESV Study Bible is the best. Period.’ – Mark Driscoll, Preaching Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle.

‘The definitive clarity and beauty of the ESV Study Bible is extraordinary… For everyone who wants to understand God’s word in a deeper way, the ESV Study Bible is an outstanding resource’ – Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder of the JAF International Disability Centre.

‘The ESV Study Bible is the finest study tool I have seen in fifty years of Bible teaching. The notes, articles, maps and illustrations are all of the highest quality. It is a great achievement!’ – Jerry Bridges, speaker and bestselling author of The Pursuit of Holiness.

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So What Is The English Standard Version?


The English Standard Version (ESV) is the modern English Bible translation with the longest pedigree, reaching back to the King James Version (KJV) of 1611. The language of the English Standard Version (ESV) is truly modern yet faithful to the beauty and poetry of the King James text.

How is the ESV linked to KJV and RSV?

Over four centuries, words and phrases of the King James Version (KJV) have enriched the English language and framed the beliefs and traditions of the English Church. With the modernisations of the Revised Standard Versions (RSV, NRSV) and now the English Standard Version (ESV), the form and meaning of well loved words and phrases are made alive and fresh for today’s Bible readers.

How is the ESV different from other modern versions?

Modern Bibles tend to follow a “thought-for-thought” (or dynamic) translation pattern. Designed to keep the true overall sense, this method arguably gives the translator more influence than the reader. The  ESV uses a “word-for-word” (or literal) system. By keeping each individual word true to its original source, word for word translation allows you the reader to make your own interpretation.

The ESV is an essentially ‘literal’ translation. It’s not a paraphrase, like The Message Bible, nor does it try to invent new forms of words or phrases like many recent translations. Instead the ESV translators consider every available Greek and Hebrew original, and provide a precise translation of the original words into modern English.

With an emphasis on literary excellence, the ESV is ideally suited for in-depth Bible study, public reading, preaching, private reflection and reading for the inherent beauty of it’s language.

What will I find inside the ESV?

Experienced Bible users will recognise the traditional ‘chapter and verse’ of the KJV, which makes for easy location and referencing within the text. Readers new to this format will find the numbered verses helpful but not intrusive to the flow of story and themes.

Well known and easily remembered phrases such as those of the Genesis, Psalms, 1 Corinthians 13, and many of the sayings of Jesus, retain their recognisable KJV form. Archaic ‘thees’ and ‘thines’, which might alienate new Bible readers from the beauty of the text, are given their modern ‘you’ and ‘yours’ equivalents.

Ancient weights and measures, like cubits, are provided with modern values, like kilos, and words that have evolved entirely new meanings are explained and alternatives offered.

What range of ESV editions is available to me?

ESV editions are available with reading plans, maps, dictionaries, illustrations and time lines. Readers, leaders, scholars and pastors will find all the resources they need to explore, understand and share the Bible’s relevance in modern, beautiful and readable English.

Contemporary and traditional bindings and cover designs reflect the wide appeal of the ESV among teenagers, students and children. More traditional bindings, larger print editions and gift Bibles ensure that there’s an ESV for everyone of any age and experience in the faith.

Comprehensive ESV study Bibles, down-load and on-line versions together with affordable ‘pew-Bibles’, school Bibles, light weight, compact and paperback editions provide a complete resource for personal reflection wherever you go, for group study, for preaching and for teaching.

Your quick guide to the ESV - English Standard Version Bible

What is it?
- The natural modern English successor to the King James (KJV) Bible
- Recognisably by its form and tone in easily understood modern English
- Translated for textual accuracy in reading, study, and public teaching

Why would I buy it?
- For its word-for-word accuracy in the tradition of the English Church
- For the beauty its connection with its King James Version (KJV)
- As a gift of encouragement for adults, teenagers and children

The right ESV Bible for your reading, study, teaching and ministry


With more than 200 different editions of the English Standard Vesion on Eden’s pages, the choice both excites and bewilders. Choosing the right Bible for you to use is important especially if you already have more than one Bible. And then there’s choosing a Bible for someone else…

ESV Bibles and 'Bibles-plus'
Leaving aside the really exciting choice of cover design, colour and print size, the choice comes down to a simple ‘Bible only’ edition, or the Bible ‘plus’ a wealth of additional explanatory texts, notes and information. These ‘Bibles-plus’ editions give you extra context, illustrations, charts, tables, time-lines and observations from Bible scholars.

To make a sweeping generalisation, there are three main types of ESV 'Bibles-plus' intended to enrich your experience and understanding. They’ll all help you get more out of your Bible reading - whether you read for personal devotion, study, teaching or public ministry, but they’ll also make your Bible bigger and heavier! These three types are:

1.    ESV Commentary Bibles: provide clarity and depth of understanding

Commentaries offer greater understanding with background information, notes on authorship, historical context, Bible themes and life application. Some are ordered ‘thought by thought’ and others follow a ‘verse by verse’ structure. The greatest strength of a Commentary Bible is the scriptural insight given by the author, usually a noted and experienced scholar past or present.

2.    ESV Reference Bibles: - linking words, themes, people and ideas

A Reference Bible is put together so it reads like any Bible, but also provides links or ‘cross-references’ between related words, phrases, topics and themes or between people, throughout the whole Bible. You can easily find places in the Bible where the same story is told, the same theme is discussed, the same person appears or the same idea explored. A Reference Bible allows you to follow how God reveals his message over many centuries and through many people and events.

3.    ESV Study Bibles: - provide historical information, context and background

Study Bibles are the most comprehensive ‘Bibles-plus’ in terms of the amount of background and historical information they contain. Features usually include a dictionary of Bible terms, diagrams and maps, a time chart, daily reading plan, introductions and outlines of each book. Discussion starters and even age puzzles might be included for appropriate age ranges. Study Bibles usually include a 'life application guide' to support you in turning the truth of the Bible to everyday living.

Whatever your reading, preaching or teaching need, there is an ESV Bible with the necessary resources between its contemporary or traditional covers. To find them all, just copy into your web browser bar, or type ‘English Standard Version Bibles’ into the ‘What are you looking for today?’ window at the top of this page. - Les Ellison

In Brief: Eden Video Transcript

This compact, ESV Bible makes a welcome gift for any occasion. In soft, leather-like lavender-purple, with zip fasten and ribbon marker, it features easy to read British English spelling and grammar in double column, 6 point font size. As delightful to give as to receive, the presentation page and gilt edges complete this delightful gift, award and presentation opportunity.


Details for ESV Anglicised Compact Bible: Purple, Gift Edition with Zip

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherHarperCollins (November 2012)
Number of Pages1104
Thickness31 mm
Height156 mm
Width106 mm
Product Code4024074
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