The ESV translation is great for personal study. An essentially literal translation, the ESV preserves much of the poetic and literary quality of the KJV while using modern English. Words of Christ in red, cross references, book introductions, topical headings, maps, concordance, 9-point type. Dark brown cover. Page size is 8 3/8 by 5 1/4 in. Thickness is 1 1/4 in.