Image of passage printed in red

I want to buy this Bible, does anyone know what the title of this version of the Bible is, or know any versions which has highlighted text? Only ESV. Thank you.

  • If you type that exact text in a search engine you'll probably find the correct version. As for the actual title of the published book, no idea
    – khaverim
    May 3, 2014 at 9:37
  • At the following website you will see almost every translation of the Bible, and see exactly what each looks like before you buy. I also has prices and explanations. biblegateway.christianbook.com/page/bibles/…
    – BYE
    May 3, 2014 at 15:43
  • possible duplicate of What are the benefits of a red letter edition Bible?
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    May 5, 2014 at 14:25
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Normally these bibles are called red-letter or Dominical words bibles (Dominical meaning "of the Lord" — it's the words of Jesus which are printed in red).

There used to be an ESV red-letter bible but it's out of print. I can't find whether they currently print a red-letter version, but there are some of that leather-bound red-letter edition available via Amazon at the moment.

Two-colour printing is far more expensive than single-colour, so it tends to go with high-end features like leather binding. The end result is sold in such low volumes that it becomes uneconomical to maintain and even second-hand prices remain quite high.

The image you provided is of the New King James Version which obviously also had printed red-letter editions. There's an imitation-leather NKJV edition available quite cheaply at the moment.

  • There are some online red-letter versions as well. May 3, 2014 at 15:03
  • The imitation leather version is cheap (I bought one for less that two dollars second hand, very attractive, nicely packed in a box, and it is now my first choice for quick searches as it is well organized and handles well. A good buy if that is what the picture is. May 4, 2014 at 14:59
  • @gideonmarx You seem ideally well-equipped to see if the end of John 16 matches! May 4, 2014 at 17:28
  • Matthew 16. But I see what you mean. Wonder what Bible this is. May 5, 2014 at 14:58

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