The Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) is an English translation of the Bible by the World Bible Translation Center (WBTC), a subsidiary of Bible League International. It was originally published as the English Version for the Deaf (EVD) by BakerBooks. Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) Bible is designed to help people overcome or avoid the most common difficulties when reading. The Easy-to-Read Version™ uses simple, everyday language to express the full meaning of the original text in a way that is clear and easy to understand. At a 4th-grade reading level, it is ideal for children and those who are learning to read, those with little or no religious background, and those who speak English as a second language. The ERV is great for outreach and mission work as well.