This is 3nd edition, 2008, with new cover and typeface. The pagination is the same as 1971 edition that it superceded.
This is a revision of the 1901 American Standard Version, which was a revision of the King James Version, published in 1611, which seeks to preserve all that is in the historic English translations, but also to incorporate insights from the more ancient manuscripts discovered in the last century.
It uses simple, enduring words and is designed for use in public and private worship, for reading and instruction. It is generally a formal correspondence, or word-for-word, translation. The RSV is ideal for scholarly use, where words and passages require theological analysis.