The New Revised Standard Version is the standard translation used by mainline Protestant churches, Orthodox churches, and by many Catholics. The NRSV debuted in 1989 and is owned by the National Council of Churches, which is the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States, representing thirty-five denominations with forty-five million members in more than 100,000 churches across the country. This NRSV Standard Bible features a one-column setting, allowing you to read the Bible as work of literature. Each book is introduced with an original woodcut illustration.
The New Revised Standard Version is recognized in scholarly circles as the most accurate translation into English of the original Hebrew and Greek texts. In the tradition of its predecessors, the King James Version and the Revised Standard Version, the NRSV was designed to be the standard version for English-speaking people across all denominations.