The 7 Best NRSV Bibles (New Revised Standard Version) for 2022

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The editors at Lord’s Library evaluate the best NRSV Bibles (New Revised Standard Version) based on popularity, ratings, and value.

The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) was first published in 1989 by the National Council of Churches of Christ and is made up of several different Bible editions. The NRSV was translated by a 30-person committee made up of Protestants, Roman Catholics, and members of the Greek Orthodox Church, as well as a Jewish scholar. The New Revised Standard Version is widely ecumenical and available in three formats, including a standard version with or without Apocrypha, a Roman Catholic edition, and The Common Bible iteration.

With this in mind, the editors at Lord’s Library assembled this list of the best NRSV Bibles to add to consider. The one that is right for you will largely depend on your level of Biblical study, and which denomination you currently belong to. As we mentioned above, the best NRSV Bibles come in several versions based on different Christian doctrines. Each listing includes author and publisher information, some basic facts about the edition, and links to any alternative versions that may be available.

Note: We only included the best NRSV Bibles (New Revised Standard Version) with a 4-star or better ranking and a minimum of 200 reviews. We ranked them according to different buyer motivations like most popular, top-rated, and best value. We also included a Best of the Rest section with additional titles listed below.

The Gospel

The Best NRSV Bibles (New Revised Standard Version)


Most Popular: NRSV, Premium Gift Bible, Leathersoft, Brown, Comfort Print

Author/Publisher: Zondervan

Material: Leathersoft

Key Features: NRSV authorized concise glossary and concordance, double-column format, presentation page, and satin ribbon marker

From the publisher: “The exclusive NRSV Comfort Print text delivers a smooth reading experience that complements the foremost Bible translation vetted by Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, and Jewish scholars. Renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability, the NRSV faithfully serves the church in personal spiritual formation, in the liturgy, and in the academy.”

*Also available in large-print thinline, thinline brown leathersoft, and paperback versions.

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Overall Top-Rated: NRSV, Catholic Bible, Standard Personal Size, Leathersoft, Red, Comfort Print: Holy Bible

Author/Publisher: Catholic Bible Press

Material: Leathersoft

Key Features: Deuterocanonical books with the official imprimatur of the Roman Catholic Church, translators’ notes and cross-references, durable Smyth-sewn binding

From the publisher: “This beautiful edition of the Catholic Bible invites you to read Scripture daily and hear the voice of Jesus. Small enough to carry with you to work or school, yet exceptionally readable thanks to the special typeface designed exclusively for the NRSV, the Catholic Bible, Personal Size Standard Edition is perfect for all who desire to spend time in the Word of God.”

*Also available in large print version.

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Best Value: Holy Bible with the Apocryphal / Deuterocanonical Books [NRSV]

Author/Publisher: American Bible Society

Material: Hardcover

Key Features: Apocryphal and Deuterocanonical books of the NRSV

From the publisher: “This popular study and devotion Bible includes maps and a variety of reader’s aids. The Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books appear as a section between the Old and New Testaments and are commonly accepted by the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Eastern Orthodox churches.”

*Also available in paperback version.

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Top-Rated Catholic Youth: The Catholic Youth Bible, 4th Edition, NRSV: New Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition

Author/Publisher: Saint Mary’s Press

Material: Hardcover

Key Features: Tools and articles to help you explore scripture, connect with history, and more

From the publisher: “Make The Catholic Youth Bible your own! This teen Bible is designed for you to personalize by drawing, coloring, highlighting and journaling as you reflect on scripture. Plus, The Catholic Youth Bible includes special features, tools, and articles to help you explore scripture, connect with history, nurture your relationships, live your faith, deepen your prayer life, and encounter God.”

*Also available in paperback version.

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Top-Rated Kindle Only: NRSV Bible: The Bible for Everyone: Trusted, Accurate, Readable

Author/Publisher: Harper

Material: Digital

Key Features: Concordance and single-column format

From the publisher: “Renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability, the NRSV faithfully serves the church in personal spiritual formation, in the liturgy, and in the academy. The foremost Bible translation vetted by Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, and Jewish scholars invites you to deeply explore Scripture.”

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The Gospel

The Best NRSV Bibles (New Revised Standard Version) – Best of the Rest


NRSV, Standard Bible, Hardcover, Black: The Bible for Everyone: Trusted, Accurate, Readable

Author/Publisher: Zondervan

Material: Hardcover

Key Features: Sewn binding for increased durability, European Bible paper, concordance for finding key verses, and single-column format in prose and double-column in poetry sections

From the publisher: “The New Revised Standard Version is recognized in scholarly circles as the most accurate translation into English of the original Hebrew and Greek texts. In the tradition of its predecessors, the King James Version and the Revised Standard Version, the NRSV was designed to be the standard version for English-speaking people across all denominations.”

*Also available in paperback version.

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The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha

Author/Publisher: NRSV Bible Translation Committee

Material: Paperback

Key Features: Two-column text, eight pages of full color New Oxford Bible Maps

From the publisher: “Make The Catholic Youth Bible your own! This teen Bible is designed for you to personalize by drawing, coloring, highlighting and journaling as you reflect on scripture. Plus, The Catholic Youth Bible includes special features, tools, and articles to help you explore scripture, connect with history, nurture your relationships, live your faith, deepen your prayer life, and encounter God.”

*Also available in hardcover version.

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