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Evangelical Heritage Version

A group of Lutheran pastors and professors known as the Wartburg Project is completing a new translation of the Bible called the Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV). The complete EHV will be available through Northwestern Publishing House beginning in July 2019. Today, it is available for you to preorder!

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

NPH is offering 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).

  • 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)

A mininum purchase of 10 copies is required to take advantage of this preorder offer.

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.

Verse EHV ESV NIV (2011) CSB
1 Peter 5:8 Have 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 1:1 How 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 23:5 You 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 10:16 The 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 8:6 Now, 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 for Wartburg Project FAQs.

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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.

Holy Bible: Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

New Testament and Psalms

The EHV New Testament and Psalms is now available. This new translation will feel both fresh and familiar to readers. The readable style of the EHV will help readers understand clearly what God is revealing to them through his Word.

Some of the features of the EHV New Testament and Psalms that will help readers get the most out of their study include:

  • Brief introductions for each book
  • Topical section headings
  • Footnotes for deeper understanding
  • References to parallel passages
  • References to Old Testament quotations

The EHV New Testament and Psalms is published in softcover for $14.99. Discounts are available for congregational use:

  • 10-49 copies - 10% off ($13.49 each)
  • 50-99 copies - 20% off ($11.99 each)
  • 100 or more copies - 30% off ($10.49 each)

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. Click here to download.