Literal Standard Version

The Literal Standard Version (LSV) is a Modern English translation of the protocanonical books of the Bible with a number of distinctive features. It describes itself as the most literal translation of the Bible into the modern English language.[1] The first edition was published on February 2, 2020.[2][3]

Literal Standard Version
Full nameLiteral Standard Version
Complete Bible
Online asLiteral Standard Version at Wikisource
Derived fromYLT
Textual basisMasoretic Text, Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls, Textus Receptus, other New Testament manuscripts consulted
Translation typeFormal Equivalence
Reading levelHigh School
PublisherCovenant Press
CopyrightRegistered Copyright 2020, Covenant Press and the Covenant Christian Coalition; subsequently released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license (CC BY-SA)
In [the] beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was formless and void, and darkness [was] on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God [was] fluttering on the face of the waters, and God says, “Let light be”; and light is.
...for God so loved the world that He gave the only begotten Son, that everyone who is believing in Him may not perish, but may have continuous life.