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 (“↓” = direct download; “A” = Android or Apple apps available):

The LSV Reader's Bible is also now available:

You can read the LSV online at the following websites (“I” = interlinear; “A” = Android or Apple apps available):

Other formats are currently in development or being planned, including:
  • 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. Citations within English works for commercial use and resale are permitted so long as they do not constitute the entirety of any book of the Bible or more than 1,000 verses total. Translations of the LSV into other languages for either commercial or non-commercial use do not require permission from Covenant Press. There are no restrictions for non-English translations as long as the translation cites the LSV and is titled accordingly. Other requests for commercial use and resale require written permission from Covenant Press. Citations must include either “Literal Standard Version” or “LSV.” CC BY-SA for translations to other languages and CC BY-NC-ND for English. 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 To learn more, visit The purpose behind the LSV is to provide readers with a modern, easy-to-read, literal, and accurate translation of the Bible that is free to read, distribute, and translate from. We pray that God will use the LSV to illuminate the hearts and minds of multitudes with the good news that His Son Jesus Christ came in the flesh, died for our sins as a substitutionary sacrifice, rose bodily from the dead, and is coming back again.