Frequently Asked Questions
This page contains answers to common questions
handled by our support staff, along with some tips and tricks that we have
found useful and presented here as questions.
- Do you still
include a CD-ROM with your ISV publications?
- Where can I find information about your other products
- Do you take donations?
- Who is the ISV
my church help the ISV Foundation finish the task of translating the
- What is the International Standard Version?
- When is the
Apocrypha going to be completed?
- What if I have questions about how the ISV is
- Can I purchase a CD-ROM without buying a book?
No. We included the free CD-ROM because we wanted
people to study the Bible using professional Bible study software at
little or no additional cost. Rick Meyers now distributes the ISV text
with his free e-Sword software, which you can download at
http://www.e-sword.net. He also has
free e-Sword software for your mobile phone platform. You can download the ISV New
Testament as one of the free Bible translations that Rick Meyers makes
available from his website.
Now that the free e-Sword software is
available with the ISV modules online, we do not need to include the
CD-ROM. Besides, having the ISV text online means that you can always
get the most current release of the ISV text from the Internet. A CD-ROM
put into the back of our book might be outdated by the time you purchase
The ISV Bible is now available in a
variety of electronic formats for Kindle, Nook, and various smart phone
platforms, including iPhone, Blackberry, Android and many others. Use
your search engine to find your favorite platform.
No, Davidson Press does not accept
donations. If you like our work, please buy our products and publications.
The ISV Foundation (which translated the ISV New Testament
and is now in the process of translating the ISV Apocrypha now that the
ISV Bible is complete) DOES
accept donations, however, and we encourage you to contribute to their
fine work. The ISV Foundation has been around for 40 years or so and
is recognized by the IRS as exempt under Section 501.(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Accordingly, your donations are fully
tax-deductible and are welcomed. You can visit their
website at http:/isv.org or if you would like
to mail a check to the ISV Foundation, use this address:
Partners in Translation Program
14700 Firestone Blvd., Suite 122
La Mirada, CA 9038-5925
tel: +1.866.NEW.BIBLe (+1.866.639.2425)
Yes. Contact the ISV Foundation at the above address for
This question is best answered in the ISV
Foundation's own words. Go to their website at
for the details.
The International Standard Version®
Bible is the most readable and accurate English translation of the
Bible ever produced. Utilizing a completely different translation
philosophy from other Bible translations, the ISV avoids the extremist
problems of literal vs. less-than-accurate dynamic equivalence. For more
details, click on any of these:
The ISV Foundation has completed the entire ISV Bible. The Apocrypha is
being translated because the ISV Foundation desires to see the ISV Bible
placed into the chaplaincy program of the U.S. military, which requires
that the Apocrypha be included in the published work. The Apocrypha is
expected to be completed on or before mid-2015. It will be published
probably with a release number of 3.0 and will be sent to typesetting at
We're confident that most of your
questions can be resolved by reviewing the
section. If you have additional questions or comments, please contact
the ISV Foundation..
No. And the CD-ROM has been discontinued.