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Christian Standard Bible

The Bible is meant to be read, understood, and shared. So your translation of God's Word should be true-to-the-original and one you like to read.

The Christian Standard Bible

captures the Bible's original meaning without compromising clarity. An optimal blend of accuracy and readability, this translation helps readers make a deeper connection with God's Word and inspires lifelong discipleship. The CSB is for everyone—for readers young and old, new and seasoned. Click here to compare translations.

The CSB is accurate: the CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

The CSB is trustworthy: the conservative, evangelical scholars of the CSB affirm the authority of Scripture as the inerrant Word of God and seek the highest level of faithfulness to the original and accuracy in their translation.

The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. This makes the CSB ideal not only for preaching and study, but for reading and sharing with others.

The CSB is Readable: In the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering is clearly understandable, a literal translation is used. When a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, a more dynamic translation is used. (see chart)

The CSB Engages Readers: Research shows that Bible reading is the number one indicator for spiritual growth. The problem of how to encourage more engagement with Scripture's transformational message is not new, but it is a problem we can help solve. Bible translation should never compromise on accuracy or readability. The Christian Standard Bible is a translation that balances fidelity and readability to open the door for every believer to share the Bible with someone who has read it for a lifetime, or with someone who has never before encountered its life-changing message.

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The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible is an invitation for all women to find their stories within the tapestry of the greatest Story ever told--God's Story of Redemption. Featuring devotions by over one hundred writers of the (in)courage community, the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible provides resources for women to explore the Bible, dive deep into Scripture, record their own stories, and find themselves among friends. Readers will experience Scripture in new ways in the company of women willing to "go first" with everyday stories that bear witness to God's grace to find beauty in brokenness and hope in the hard. (in)courage is a vibrant online community, reaching thousands of women every day, welcoming them just the way they are, offering a space to breathe, loving support, and resources for meaningful connection.

Features include:
  • 260 Devotions
  • 52 Reflective response devotions
  • 10 distinct thematic Reading Plans
  • 66 Book Introductions connecting each book of the Bible to the whole biblical narrative
  • Stories of courage from 50 women of the Bible
  • Journaling space
  • Topical index
  • Two-column text
  • Theme verses
  • Specialized presentation page
The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible(R) (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

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The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible is an invitation for all women to find their stories within the tapestry of the greatest Story ever told--God's Story of Redemption. Featuring devotions by over one hundred writers of the (in)courage community, the CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible provides resources for women to explore the Bible, dive deep into Scripture, record their own stories, and find themselves among friends. Readers will experience Scripture in new ways in the company of women willing to "go first" with everyday stories that bear witness to God's grace to find beauty in brokenness and hope in the hard. (in)courage is a vibrant online community, reaching thousands of women every day, welcoming them just the way they are, offering a space to breathe, loving support, and resources for meaningful connection.

Features include:
  • 260 Devotions
  • 52 Reflective response devotions
  • 10 distinct thematic Reading Plans
  • 66 Book Introductions connecting each book of the Bible to the whole biblical narrative
  • Stories of courage from 50 women of the Bible
  • Journaling space
  • Topical index
  • Two-column text
  • Theme verses
  • Specialized presentation page
The CSB (in)courage Devotional Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible(R) (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Regular Price $29.99
Our Price $24.99

The CSB Everyday Study Bible is an accessible and easy-to-carry study Bible featuring concise study notes crafted from the award-winning CSB Study Bible, as well as features and foundational study helps to help Christians grow in their faith. The convenient Bible size can be easily carried in a backpack, large purse, or brief case to equip readers with a "go-anywhere" study Bible that will foster everyday engagement and practical application of God's Word.

Features include: Presentation page, Book Introductions, Concise study notes, Articles from leading Bible scholars, 99 "Essential Truths" of the Christian faith, Bible character profiles, Maps, illustrations, and timelines, Two-column text, 10-point type size, Smyth-sewn binding, Ribbon marker, and Full-color maps.

The CSB Everyday Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible(R) (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Regular Price $29.99
Our Price $24.99

The CSB Everyday Study Bible is an accessible and easy-to-carry study Bible featuring concise study notes crafted from the award-winning CSB Study Bible, as well as features and foundational study helps to help Christians grow in their faith. The convenient Bible size can be easily carried in a backpack, large purse, or brief case to equip readers with a "go-anywhere" study Bible that will foster everyday engagement and practical application of God's Word.

Features include: Presentation page, Book Introductions, Concise study notes, Articles from leading Bible scholars, 99 "Essential Truths" of the Christian faith, Bible character profiles, Maps, illustrations, and timelines, Two-column text, 10-point type size, Smyth-sewn binding, Ribbon marker, and Full-color maps.

The CSB Everyday Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible(R) (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Regular Price $39.99
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Many people are unfamiliar with the stories of the Bible and how they fit together into the grand narrative of God's Word. God gave us the Bible to reveal great truth about himself and about our lives, and he wants to draw us into the ongoing story of what he is doing in the world. The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible features a clear narrative approach to the Bible, arranging the complete text into a fresh chronological reading plan with daily readings guided by Dr. George Guthrie.

In this plan, the books, chapters, and verses of the Bible are thoughtfully arranged so readers can track the story of Scripture, day-by-day, from beginning to end, understanding the flow of events and how the grand narrative of Scripture applies to everyday life. Unlike other chronological Bibles, this arrangement is not date specific (e.g. "January 1"), so the reading plan can begin at any point in the calendar year.

Features Include: 52 weeks of readings (six readings per week) in chronological order, Scripture presented in three main acts (God's Plan for All People; God's Covenant People; God's New Covenant People) and seventeen total scenes, an introduction for each act and scene to orient the reader to its importance in the grand story, single-column text with plenty of space for taking notes, concordance, smyth-sewn binding, presentation page, and full-color maps.

The CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.


CSB in Comparison to Other Translations


Verse
CSB
HCSB
NIV
ESV
KJV
Psalm 1:1
How happy is the one who does not walk in the advice of the wicked or stand in the pathway with sinners or sit in the company of mockers!
How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked or take the path of sinners or join a group of mockers!
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Psalm 14:1
The fool says in his heart, "There's no God." They are corrupt; they do vile deeds. There is no one who does good.
The fool says in his heart, "God does not exist." They are corrupt; they do vile deeds. There is no one who does good.
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.
The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is none who does good.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
John 3:16
For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 14:21
The one who has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. And the one who loves me will be loved by my Father. I also will love him and will reveal myself to him.
The one who has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves Me. And the one who loves Me will be loved by My Father. I also will love him and will reveal Myself to him.
Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.
Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Romans 6:10
For the death he died, he died to sin once for all time; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
For in light of the fact that He died, He died to sin once for all; but in light of the fact that He lives, He lives to God.
The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God.
For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Endorsements

Kyle Idleman

"I like to use the Christian Standard Bible because it's a translation that's faithful to the Bible's original manuscripts, with oversight by some trusted partners in ministry. While it's highly literal to the original text, it's also remarkably clear for Bible readers today. I highly recommend the CSB as I encourage our church members—and all of us—to read and share the power of God's Word with others."

Kyle Idleman, Teaching Pastor, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY

Lisa Harper

"As I travel around the country teaching the Bible to women, I encourage them to draw on the promises of God as their main source and sustenance for life. The Christian Standard Bible lines up perfectly with my core ministry goals—theological soundness and accessibility for the everyday person."

Lisa Harper, Bible teacher and author

Tony Evans

"The Christian Standard Bible provides a clear trustworthy translation of the Holy Scriptures in a style that the reader can clearly hear the voice of God in print speaking to their soul."

Tony Evans, Senior Pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Dallas, TX

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the Christian Standard Bible?
    The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It's as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.
  2. How is the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) different from the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)?
    The Christian Standard Bible is a revision of the HCSB, updating translation and word choices in order to optimize both fidelity to the original languages and clarity for a modern audience. The Translation Oversight Committee, co-chaired by Drs. Tom Schreiner and David Allen, incorporated advances in biblical scholarship and input from Bible scholars, pastors, and readers to sharpen both accuracy and readability.
  3. How does the Christian Standard Bible compare to other translations?
    The CSB lands in the sweet spot between the more formal ("word-for-word") translations and more dynamic ("thought-for-thought") translations. An independent analysis has proven that the Christian Standard Bible is the optimal combination of fidelity to the original languages and readability for a modern audience. The CSB was created using a methodology called Optimal Equivalence, which balances contemporary English readability with linguistic precision to the original languages, making it ideal not only for preaching and study, but for sharing with others.CSB Comparison Chart
  4. Why was the word "Holman" removed from the name of the translation?
    Holman Bible Publishers carries the name of a Philadelphia-based book binder, Andrew Jackson Holman and has a proud heritage as the oldest North American Bible publisher, dating back to 1743. While the publishing entity retains the name, the Holman family name in the name of a Bible translation often created more questions than answers. "Christian Standard Bible" removes those questions and increases appeal to the broad audience that the CSB is designed to serve.

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