The book of Psalms contains the songs and prayers of Israel that are familiar and loved by all. These expressions of praise, faith, sorrow, and frustration cover the full range of human emotions. Whether we are excited about the majesty of God or weighed down by the pain of grief, the psalms give us words to express ourselves to the Lord.
This compact format of the Psalms is perfect for carrying around for those times when we need these God-inspired verses at our fingertips. As an "essentially literal" translation, the ESV is unsurpassed in both accuracy and readability. Written in language that is beautiful, clear, and trustworthy, the ESV sets a new standard--and is truly a Bible for all of life.