The ESV is the latest Bible version to appear in Cambridge's special wide-margin format.
The ESV Wide-Margin Reference Bible is an enlargement of Cambridge's ESV Pitt Minion Bible. The text arrangement and pagination of the Bible text are identical but this edition uses enlarged text, has wide margins for personal notes, and is printed on paper that stands up well to note-taking. Another bonus for bible study is a more extensive concordance.
The English Standard Version is a literal translation from the original Bible texts, firmly rooted in the tradition of Tyndale and King James but without their archaic language. First published in 2001, it is extremely close in style to the Revised Standard Version and is well suited to public reading and memorization.