The English Standard Version Bible was founded on the conviction that the words of the Bible are "God-breathed". And because the words themselves are inspired by God, each word must be translated with the greatest precision and accuracy. As Jesus, Himself stressed, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matt. 4:4). This passion for God’s Word is the driving force behind the translation of the ESV Bible. The English Standard Version has taken the utmost care to express God’s Word in English that most closely captures the meaning of the original, with understandability, beauty, and impact. The ESV Bible has been inspired by God to bring many to salvation in Jesus Christ and to a deeper understanding of His Word, for His kingdom and His glory alone.