We pause briefly in these various Bible study series to call your attention to a comment on the English Standard Version (ESV). Wayne Leman has provided a little bit of history, along with some passages for comparison between the RSV and the ESV.
Wayne does his usual thorough job, so I have very little additional comment here. I recommend his ESV Links as an excellent place to start your research.
A couple of other Bible translation links amongst my own pages are: