Bible Version Detail — Contemporary English Version(CEV)
Contemporary English Version
Functional Translation (1-10):
Formal Translation (1-10):
Ease of reading (1-10, 10 is easiest):
Public Reading (1-10):
Serious Study (1-10):
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):
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.
I wanted to write a quick note here as this relates to my study tonight, as well as illustrating quite a number of translation problems. Here is our text, with CEV (NOT CEB) to the left, NRSV in the center as a “literal” comparison, and NLT to the right. I’m copying the NRSV notes as they highlight the issue. CEV But we know that God accepts only those who have faith in Jesus Christ. No one can please God by...