Crossway Reverses Decision to Make ESV Bible Text PermanentAmid much public debate, publisher says strategy for a ‘stable’ Bible was a ‘mistake.’
The publisher of the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible has reversed its controversial decision to finalize the text after tweaking 29 verses.
“We have become convinced that this decision was a mistake,” stated Crossway president and CEO Lane Dennis in an announcement released today. “We apologize for this and for any concern this has caused for readers of the ESV, and we want to explain what we now believe to be the way forward. Our desire, above all, is to do what is right before the Lord.”
“Good for the ESV,” tweeted Scot McKnight, who had criticized the decision to make the text permanent.