Beginning in the summer of 2016, the text of the ESV Bible will remain unchanged in all future editions printed and published by Crossway—in much the same way that the King James Version (KJV) has remained unchanged ever since the final KJV text was established almost 250 years ago (in 1769). This decision was made unanimously by the Crossway Board of Directors and the ESV Translation Oversight Committee. All future Crossway editions of the ESV, therefore, will contain the Permanent Text of the ESV Bible—unchanged throughout the life of the copyright, in perpetuity.

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Permanent Text Verses Previous Text Verses
Genesis 3:16
Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.
Genesis 4:7
Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.
Exodus 38:11
And for the north side there were hangings of a hundred cubits; their twenty pillars and their twenty bases were of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver. And for the north side there were hangings of a hundred cubits, their twenty pillars, their twenty bases were of bronze, but the hooks of the pillars and their fillets were of silver.
Numbers 14:42
Do not go up, for the LORD is not among you, lest you be struck down before your enemies. Do not go up, for the Lord is not among you, lest you be struck down before your enemies.
Judges 6:13
And Gideon said to him, “Please, my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And Gideon said to him, “Please, sir, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us?
2 Samuel 23:34
Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai of Maacah, Eliam the son of Ahithophel the Gilonite, Eliphelet the son of Ahasbai of Maacah, Eliam the son of Ahithophel of Gilo,
1 Kings 8:48
if they repent with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies, if they repent with all their mind and with all their heart in the land of their enemies,
2 Kings 20:18
And some of your own sons, who will come from you, whom you will father, shall be taken away, And some of your own sons, who shall be born to you, shall be taken away,
2 Chronicles 6:38
if they repent with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity to which they were carried captive, if they repent with all their mind and with all their heart in the land of their captivity to which they were carried captive,
2 Chronicles 13:9
Whoever comes for ordination with a young bull or seven rams becomes a priest of what are not gods. Whoever comes for ordination with a young bull or seven rams becomes a priest of what are no gods.
Esther 9:32
The command of Esther confirmed these practices of Purim, and it was recorded in writing. The command of Queen Esther confirmed these practices of Purim, and it was recorded in writing.
Psalm 18:48
who rescued me from my enemies; yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you delivered me from the man of violence. who delivered me from my enemies; yes, you exalted me above those who rose against me; you rescued me from the man of violence.
Proverbs 13:16
Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly. In everything the prudent acts with knowledge, but a fool flaunts his folly.
Isaiah 2:3
For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Isaiah 10:5
Woe to Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury! Ah, Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury!
Ezekiel 40:14
He measured also the vestibule, sixty cubits. And around the vestibule of the gateway was the court. He measured also the vestibule, twenty cubits. And around the vestibule of the gateway was the court.
Hosea 13:14
I shall ransom them from the power of Sheol; I shall redeem them from Death. Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death?
Micah 4:3
He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide disputes for strong nations far away; He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide for strong nations far away;
Matthew 4:24
So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them. So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them.
Matthew 17:15
“Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has seizures and he suffers terribly. “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and he suffers terribly.
Luke 7:36
One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at table. One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table.
Luke 22:44
And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
Luke 24:47
and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
Luke 24:50
And he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them. Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands he blessed them.
John 5:22
For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,
Ephesians 1:5
he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will.
Ephesians 3:1
For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles—
Colossians 1:11
being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
James 2:10
For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.
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