Contemporary English VersionThe easy-to-understand Bible using everyday words and phrases
The CEV is the 10th most popular Bible version that people read most often, according to State of the Bible 2017.
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About the CEV
Uncompromising simplicity marked the American Bible Society’s translation of the Contemporary English Version that was first published in 1995. The text is easily read by grade schoolers, second language readers, and those who prefer the more contemporized form. The CEV is not a paraphrase; it is an accurate and faithful translation of the original manuscripts. Learn More >
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About American Bible Society
For nearly 200 years, American Bible Society has worked to share God’s Word with those who need it most, empowering more people to experience the transformative love of Jesus. As we enter our third century of ministry, we continue to carry out this mission by working to see 100 million people actively engaged with God’s Word in the United States—and by translating the Bible into 100% of languages needed to reach all people. Learn more about American Bible Society at american.bible.