Literal Standard Version (LSV) - 2020

The Literal Standard Version (LSV) is a Bible translation from Covenant Press that was released to the public on February 2, 2020.  The LSV is intended to be a literal, but very easy to read Bible with a historical-grammatical hermeneutic.  You can purchase a copy here.

The LSV is currently available in these formats:

Other formats are currently in development or being planned, including:
  • Reader's Bible
  • Leather bound
  • DBL-compatible apps
  • More options to come

The first edition of the Literal Standard Version went live on February 2, 2020 and since then the LSV team has been seeking to make this groundbreaking translation available to more readers in more and various formats at as low a cost as possible, because God's word should be delivered without profit motive to those from every walk of life. “Freely you received, freely give.” The LSV will always be offered for free in digital format, but some formats have production and delivery costs and you can help support our ministry when you purchase the LSV in one of these formats.

The Literal Standard Version of The Holy Bible is a registered copyright of Covenant Press and the Covenant Christian Coalition (© 2020). The LSV has a permissive copyright: all non-commercial use is permissible as long as the text is unaltered. Commercial use and resale are prohibited without written permission from Covenant Press. Citations must include either “Literal Standard Version” or “LSV.” Covenant Press is soliciting partnerships with Bible publishers that are interested in the LSV project. For queries about partnering with us, please email the translation team at