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  • The Lutheran Study Bible (ESV) English Standard Version Compact Paperback

The Lutheran Study Bible (ESV) English Standard Version Compact Paperback

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Grow deeper in your understanding of God’s Word with comprehensive notes, prayers, and a reading plan to guide you in your daily devotions.

The Lutheran Study Bible is the first Bible in English to be developed with notes that are distinctively Lutheran. Notes were prepared by theologians and pastors from more than twenty Lutheran church bodies. Current scholarship, insights from Church Fathers, and rich devotional commentary help both new and mature Christians learn about God’s Word.


  • English Standard Version translation
  • Study notes and prayers for every part of the Bible
  • Two-year Bible reading plan
  • Luther’s Small Catechism
  • One-year and three-year lectionaries
  • Articles and introductions to biblical books and topics
  • Maps, cross-references, and a concordance

The compact edition features the same content as the regular edition but in a smaller size, so it’s easier to pack or carry wherever you go. It is approximately 5.5" x 7.5" x 1.75" and uses 6-point font.