Bible Version Detail — Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Abbreviation:
CEV
Name:
Contemporary English Version
Functional Translation (1-10):
9
Formal Translation (1-10):
5
Ease of Reading (1-10):
8
Public Reading (1-10):
8
Serious Study (1-10):
2
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):
5
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):
No
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):
No
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):
Yes
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):
Yes
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):
No
Committee Note:
Mainline
 

The Contemporary English Version (CEV) of the Bible is a dynamic equivalency translation that is aimed at those for whom English is a second language, for young people, or for anyone who would prefer reading a Bible which uses a selected, limited vocabulary.

I recommend it also for those who need to read large sections of the Bible quickly in order to get an overview. The edition offered below, The Promise, includes lists of Bible promises. It is printed page wide rather than in columns. I have been very satisfied with the paperback edition.

 

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