The CSB was created using optimal equivalence, a translation philosophy that pursues both linguistic precision to the original languages and readability in contemporary English. B&H Publishing believes you don’t have to choose between faithfulness to the original text and clarity. The CSB text has been proven to optimize both, making it ideal for preaching and study, and for sharing with others.
20 years ago, 100+ scholars from 17 denominations shared a common vision: to create an English translation meticulously faithful to the ancient Scriptures and exceptionally clear to understand.
That was the Holman Christian Standard Bible. Since then, top Biblical scholars have reviewed the full text of the HCSB to provide readers with a translation that is even clearer and even more faithful—the CSB.
The CSB Bible Translation:
A Bible translation that new believers can understand
& one that every believer can turn to for lifelong discipleship
A Bible you can share with anyone you meet, no matter their background
& teach from with confidence
A Bible clear for young children to understand
& accurate for your personal study