The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible (NRSV) was published in 1989 and has received the widest acclaim and broadest support from academics and church leaders of any modern English translation.
- The ecumenical NRSV Bible Translation Committee consists of thirty men and women from the Roman Catholic Church, Protestant denominations, the Greek Orthodox Church and a Jewish scholar.
- The RSV was the only major translation in English that included both the standard Protestant canon and the Apocryphal" or "Deuterocanonical" books.
- The NRSV stands out among the many translations available today as the Bible translation that is the most widely "authorized" by the churches. It received the imprimatur of the American and Canadian Conferences of Catholic Bishops, as well as the endorsement of thirty-three Protestant churches.