Bible Version Detail — Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Abbreviation:
RSV
Name:
Revised Standard Version
Functional Translation (1-10):
1
Formal Translation (1-10):
10
Ease of Reading (1-10):
3
Public Reading (1-10):
3
Serious Study (1-10):
7
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):
No
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):
No
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):
No
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):
Yes
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):
Yes
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):
No
Committee Note:
Mainline
 
This version is a bit dated, having been replaced on the more liberal side by the NRSV and on the conservative side by the ESV. The RSV preserves "thee's" and "thou's" in the language of prayer, i.e in addressing God. Low public reading scores reflect this fact. If you like archaic language in prayer, you should revise the numbers upward.