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Evangelical Heritage Version

A group of Lutheran pastors and professors known as the Wartburg Project has completed a new translation of the Bible called the Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV). The complete EHV is now available through Northwestern Publishing House. Order it today! A limited supply Gift Edition is also available.

The EHV at a glance

  • An accurate translation that communicates the expressions and style of the original Greek and Hebrew in clear English
  • A trustworthy version that does not add or subtract from the Word, allowing God to speak for himself
  • A readable rendering of the Bible formatted in a single column with headings, footnotes, and references for guidance
  • The familiar message we know and love, ensuring every verse retains its meaning and impact

Quantity Discounts

NPH offers a quantity discount off the $22.99 retail price of the EHV Pew Edition (hardcover; 6 x 9 inches; 1.75 inches thick; 1,831 pages). The EHV Pew Edition can also be imprinted. Be sure to consider this option when you place your order.

If you are interested in quantity purchasing, for your convenience we have prepared a sign-up sheet for you to place in a central area at your church. Download the sign-up sheet with pricing, or without pricing.

  • Order 10-49 — Save 15% ($19.54 per copy)
  • Order 50-99 — Save 20% ($18.39 per copy)
  • Order 100 or more — Save 25% ($17.24 per copy)

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Listen to an interview with Dr. John Brug, general editor and Old Testament editor, on the KFUO "Coffee Hour" podcast. Listen Now

Translated faithfully from the original Greek and Hebrew, the EHV proclaims the gospel of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. The expressions, imagery, and style of the original texts are there, giving readers a lasting picture of God's grace and mercy for a lost human race.

With a text that remains reliable and trustworthy, yet at the same time readable and familiar, the Evangelical Heritage Version honors the heritage of the church, which has handed down the Word of God for generations.

Explore the chart below to discover how the EHV translation faithfully maintains the meanings of well-known verses while communicating in contemporary English.

VerseEHVESVNIV (2011)CSB
1 Peter 5:8Have sound judgment. Be alert. Your adversary, the Devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.Be sober-minded, be alert. Your adversary the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.
Psalm 1:1How blessed is the man who does not walk in the advice of the wicked, who does not stand on the path with sinners, and who does not sit in a meeting with mockers.Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.How happy is the one who does not walk in the advice of the wicked or stand in the pathway with sinners or sit in the company of mockers!
Psalm 23:5You set a table for me in the presence of my foes. You drench my head with oil. My cup is overflowing.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
1 Corinthians 10:16The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a communion of the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a communion of the body of Christ?The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?
Romans 8:6Now, the way the sinful flesh thinks results in death, but the way the spirit thinks results in life and peace.For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.Now the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace.

To compare and contrast other excerpts and aspects of the EHV with additional translations, view the numerous materials available here at wartburgproject.org.

If you are interested in trying the EHV as your lectionary, preliminary versions can be downloaded for the readings in Christian Worship and Christian Worship: Supplement. Click here to select your download.

Click here to listen to an interview with Dr. Brug from “Word Fitly Spoken.”

Click here to listen to an excerpt of an April 2018 review from KFUO’s “Coffee Hour.” Find the full interview at KFUO.org.

An EHV Study Bible

Increase your understanding of Scripture with An EHV Study Bible! Featuring the familiar and fresh text of the Holy Bible: Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV), this study Bible offers helpful explanations of biblical history, cultures, and ancient languages written by qualified confessional Lutheran professors and Bible scholars. You will also find:

  • Maps, charts, timelines, and other references that provide historical and geographical background information as you read
  • Introductions and outlines for each book of the Bible that explain audience and purpose
  • Appendices at the end of the study Bible that offer additional information on weights and measurements, Israel’s neighbors, the time between the Old and New Testament, and more

Listen to an interview with Dr. John Brug, general editor and Old Testament editor, on the KFUO "Coffee Hour" podcast.

Luther's Catechism

Developed in collaboration with the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary education department, this catechism includes Luther's enchiridion and exposition on the six chief parts: the Ten Commandments, the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, Baptism, the Use of Keys and Confession, and the Lord's Supper.

The highlights of this edition include:

  • A question-and-answer approach that develops student's ability to discover truths directly from the Bible
  • A "Connections" section at the end of each unit that introduces a Bible history or other larger section from Scripture, together with thought questions to elicit discussion
  • Quotes from Luther and hymn verses at the end of each unit that encourage use as a devotional tool
  • Fresh readability that engages verbal learners
  • Full-color layout and engaging diagrams that aid visual learners

Whether you're a new catechism student or a longtime member who wants to review the basic truths of your faith, this timeless and precious book will be sure to be your resource for everyday living.

The Story of God's Love

A Summary of the Holy Bible

This abridged edition of the Holy Bible: Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) will help you see the full picture of God’s love and plan of salvation for humanity. Drawn directly from the EHV text, the accounts in The Story of God’s Love are presented without chapter or verse numbers for smooth, continuous reading. You will also find:

  • 250 Bible readings selected from all 66 books from Genesis to Revelation, including 175 of the most significant Bible stories
  • Brief summaries at the beginning of each reading section
  • Prayers at the end of each reading section
  • 13 Bible history timelines
  • Six maps of Bible lands

The Life And Teachings Of Jesus Christ

A Harmony Of The Four Gospels (compiled from the EHV)

Experience the inspired histories from the gospels carefully brought together into one beautiful account of Jesus, the Son of God.

The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ weaves the events of the Savior's life and the words of his teachings from the gospels into a single narrative. As you read, you will explore the announcement of his birth, the Sermon on the Mount, his crucifixion, his resurrection, and his ascension, all in chronological order.

Using the Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) translation, no words have been added or changed to construct this harmony of the gospels. Only God's Word is recorded here.

Pick up The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, and learn more about what the four gospel accounts together present about your Savior.