The second half of the twentieth century produced many new versions of the Bible, One of the most notable pioneers was the NEB, distinctive in being both freshly translated from the ancient texts and officially commissioned by the majority of British churches.
The Revised English Bible with the Apocrypha is a complete and thorough revision of The New English Bible, and like its predecessor, it was translated straight into British English. Avoiding technical, over-literary, and traditionally “religious” forms of expression, it renders the Bible accessible to everyone. The result is a faithful but fluent translation, which has become popular in private study and public worship.
In the Logos edition, The Revised English Bible with the Apocrypha is fully integrated with your digital library resources. Verses link to your original language texts, preferred translations, and commentaries, enabling you to perform comprehensive word studies and enhancing your research.
Leviticus 19:33–34: When an alien resides with you in your land, you must not oppress him. He is to be treated as a native born among you. Love him as yourself, because you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord your God.
Isaiah 30:21: If you stray from the path, whether to right or to left, you will hear a voice from behind you sounding in your ears saying, ‘This is the way; follow it.’
Matthew 5:48: There must be no limit to your goodness, as your heavenly Father’s goodness knows no bounds.
Matthew 28:19–20: Go therefore to all nations and make them my disciples; baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all that I have commanded you. I will be with you always, to the end of time.’
John 3:16–17: ‘God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that everyone who has faith in him may not perish but have eternal life. It was not to judge the world that God sent his Son into the world, but that through him the world might be saved.
John 3:35–36: The Father loves the Son and has entrusted him with complete authority. Whoever puts his faith in the Son has eternal life. Whoever disobeys the Son will not see that life; God’s wrath rests upon him.
John 5:19: To this charge Jesus replied, ‘In very truth I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he does only what he sees the Father doing: whatever the Father does, the Son does.
John 13:34–35: I give you a new commandment: love one another; as I have loved you, so you are to love one another. If there is this love among you, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.’
John 14:1: ‘Set your troubled hearts at rest. Trust in God always; trust also in me.
Philippians 1:9–11: And this is my prayer, that your love may grow ever richer in knowledge and insight of every kind, enabling you to learn by experience what things really matter. Then on the day of Christ you will be flawless and without blame, yielding the full harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Care has been taken to ensure that the style of English used is fluent and of appropriate dignity for liturgical use, while maintaining intelligibility for worshippers of a wide range of ages and backgrounds.
—from the preface
Welcomed for its suitability to every reading and study need. The teams of specialists as well as ordinary people involved have produced a text of up-to-date but dignified language.
The Apocrypha—a Greek word meaning “hidden things”—is composed of 15 books or fragments that exist outside the Hebrew canon. Though not part of Hebrew Scriptures, they were originally written in Hebrew, and they provide a bridge between the Old and New Testaments. They were the books included in the Latin Vulgate by St. Jerome. The REB Apocrypha, like the rest of the Revised English Bible, provides a version that’s both faithful and idiomatic, conveying a purer meaning of the original texts.