The ERV English Bible, Burgundy Bonded Leather is based directly on the original languages of Scripture. Several special features are used to aid understanding of brief explanations or synonyms (italicized within parentheses). These are helpful for the reader for difficult or unusual words in the text. An excerpt from the Gospel of John: "Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life." (John 3:16 ERV). The English Standard Bible designed ERV Bible to help people overcome or avoid the most common difficulties when reading. The Easy-to-Read Version™ English Bible uses simple, everyday language to express the full meaning of the original text in a way that is clear and easy to understand. ERV is ideal for children, those who are learning to read, those with little or no religious background, and those who speak English as a second language. This ERV is used by many for mission work as they work with second language folks.