Standard Lesson Commentary®

Annual Bible Commentary

Get the most out of your adult Sunday school and Bible study with the Standard Lesson Commentary®—trusted for over 60 years. Designed for all types of Bible study, the best-selling annual commentary provides 52 weeks of study in a single volume and combines thorough Bible study with relevant examples and questions.

  • Printed Bible text with each lesson
  • Verse-by-verse commentary for in-depth study of Scripture
  • Daily Bible reading plan
  • Discussion questions to encourage deeper thinking and application
  • Verbal illustrations to bring the commentary to life
  • Learning activities within lesson plans
  • Free reproducible student activity pages and other helpful resources for each lesson
  • Multiple formats—casebound, paperback, deluxe (with Logos digital download product key), and large print—also available for iPad and Kindle
  • Editions available in the KJV and NIV®

More of what you’ll find:

  • Detailed lesson background
  • Pronunciation guide for difficult words
  • Quarterly quiz
  • “Quarter at a Glance” overview of the lessons
  • “Get the Setting” quarterly background information
  • Full-page map or chart for the quarter
  • Teacher Tips

Get even more with the Deluxe Edition:

  • Includes the large print commentary
  • Perforated activity pages for each lesson printed in the book
  • Downloadable eCommentary collection.
    The unique eCommentary collection includes:

    • Full text of the Standard Lesson Commentary (both KJV and NIV® editions)
    • Full KJV Bible
    • PowerPoint® presentations
    • Digital files of lesson visuals (in .jpg format)
    • Standard Bible Dictionary
    • Standard Bible Atlas
    • Strong’s Concordance
    • Nave’s Topical Bible
    • More than a dozen additional helps and resources

* Each Deluxe edition includes a unique printed code to unlock the eCommentary after download to your computer from For help in installing or unlocking the Deluxe Edition to your computer, see the first entry in our Frequently Asked Questions.

What They’re Saying

The Standard Lesson Commentary is very easy to use. Having been in church my whole life, I’m just now getting a good understanding of the Scriptures.

Kandrea VeasleyParticipant, Union Chapel Baptist Church, TX

Standard Lesson Commentary has been particularly helpful in teaching new believers in our Bible study. Many of our students have stated that they have learned more from the Bible than they ever have before in their lives!

Diane BrownChristian Education Director, Greater Peace Christian Church, TX

Attendees are much more engaged in class discussions and discuss how they are experiencing the effects of applying the Word in their lives!

Mattie Stone-WilliamsMinistry Leader for Christian Development, New Life International Family Church, GA