CEV Contemporary English Version

CEV Contemporary English Version

The Contemporary English Version (CEV) is a fresh and clear Bible translation, first produced by the American Bible Society in 1995, now anglicised for the British market.

 The CEV was designed to be a Bible which is easily read and understood when read aloud. Most of the usual biblical terminology has been adapted into everyday language to make it readable by people without a church background. As a result of this it won the coveted Crystal Award in 1996 from the Plain English Campaign, which is awarded to publications that are considered to be as clear as possible for the intended audience, which makes it a great translation for youth Bibles.

The Contemporary English Version is the translation used in Bible Society's You’ve Got the Time New Testament recording by the Riding Lights Theatre Company. The CEV is the translation of choice for special highlighted editions such as the Poverty and Justice Bible and The Highlighted Freedom Bible.

Sample verse

If we have all we need and see one of our own people in need, we must have pity on that person, or else we cannot say we love God. (1 John 3.17)

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Contemporary English Version (CEV) Global Youth Bible

Contemporary English Version (CEV) Global Youth Bible

A Bible oriented to young people and young adults; popular with schools and youth groups.

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The Code Bible for Men

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The Code Bible brings together the Bible and The Code, a rule of life for men that helps them live an uncompromising Christ-centred life. With challenges, study questions, pledges, quotes written by the Christian Vision for Men team.

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Poverty and Justice Bible (CEV)

Poverty and Justice Bible (CEV)

The Poverty and Justice Bible, based on the Contemporary English Version, features over 2,000 highlighted verses and a unique 32-page guide with in-depth studies.

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Contemporary English Version (CEV) Global Youth Denim Zip Holy Bible

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Contemporary English Version (CEV) Into The Light Hardback Bible

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An easy-to-read Bible using Contemporary English Version text.

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The New Testament (CEV) mp3 download

The New Testament (CEV) mp3 download

The New Testament – the greatest story ever told, as you’ve never heard it before! Brought to you by Bible Society and dramatised by Riding Lights Theatre Company, this audio recording brings the whole New Testament to life in a dynamic and vibra...

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The New Testament (CEV) Audio CD Set

The New Testament (CEV) Audio CD Set

A dramatisation of the CEV New Testament by Riding Lights Theatre Group now available in this boxed set of audio CDs. Previously used as part of Bible Society’s You’ve Got the Time programme.

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Thai/ English Dual Language New Testament Diglot

Thai/ English Dual Language New Testament Diglot

A Thai and English New Testament diglot featuring contemporary language translations.

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Chinese (CU) / English (CEV) Diglot New Testament

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Chinese Union version with new punctuations and simplified script, along with the Contemporary English Version, side by side on the page.

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