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The Contemporary English Version (CEV)

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The Contemporary English Version has been described as a "user-friendly" and a "mission-driven" translation that can be read aloud without stumbling, heard without misunderstanding, and listened to with enjoyment and appreciation, because the language is contemporary and the style is lucid and lyrical. The Contemporary English version is not a paraphrase, but an accurate and faithful translation of the original manuscripts.

With the Logos Bible Software edition, every word in The Contemporary English Version is linked to your entire library. Want to know more about Elijah? Just double-click the word and Logos automatically opens up an entry in your preferred dictionary. Curious about the meaning of baptism? Just right-click the word and choose Bible Word Study from the drop-down box. Logos takes your Bible study to the next level by putting all your resources only a mouse-click away.

  • Understandable and appealing
  • Accessable in an easy-to-use digital format
  • Title: The Contemporary English Version
  • Author: American Bible Society
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Print Publication Date: 1995
  • Logos Release Date: 2006
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › English
  • Resource ID: LLS:1.0.25
  • Resource Type: Bible
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-07-08T20:49:15Z

Reviews

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  1. Logosed

    Logosed

    7/10/2020

    44444
    The CEV falls into the "meaning for meaning" category of translations. On the whole it succeeds as it avoids the tendency among similar translations to elaborate where there is no real need to do so. The economic use of the English language is a triumph. I also appreciate the way in which the text has been set out, particularly, in poetry passages. My objections to the translation have more to do with my general reservation about the type of translation than with the CEV in particular. The desire to render the Bible in modern English can result is a great deal of de-theologizing. Key theological terms like "redemption" and "justification" are rendered by such English phrases as "set free" and "put right". This type of translation has its benefits but often the result is oversimpification. At times the translation fails, such as in John 3:5 CEV "You must be born not only by water but by the spirit". Here the CEV sets birth by water against birth by the spirit and yet in Greek they can only be taken together since a single preposition governs the phrase. Despite these misgivings, I am pleased to have been introduced to the CEV. I have tried it out and it sounds good when read aloud. Take note of the translation of Deut 6.20 where the parent's language to his child is rendered in a childlike manner. Also Luke 8 where Legion is translated as "Lot" because there are "Lots" of us.
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  2. Gregg Lamm

    Gregg Lamm

    11/2/2018

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  3. Gloria Wade

    Gloria Wade

    10/3/2018

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  4. Roderick Merritt
  5. Dean Antony Brennan
  6. Rev. Dustin T Parker
  7. Jeff Brinks

    Jeff Brinks

    12/27/2017

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  8. Rev. Wayne Morgan M. Div
    I use this a great alternative for the NASB. I know the NASB is as close to the true text from the Greek as one can get however for todays hearers, it makes for a great version. I recommend this version to my colleagues trying to speak the truth to today's listeners
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  9. Jonathan Spilger
    Leaves much to be desired... I'm not the biggest fan of a paraphrase in general, but if you're going to make one at least try to paraphrase close to what the passage means.
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  11. J.R. Arango

    J.R. Arango

    5/14/2017

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  12. darksweet102

    darksweet102

    5/11/2017

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  13. Fred Robbins

    Fred Robbins

    3/11/2017

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  14. Raphael A. D'Rubio
    Definitely my preferred English Version of all.
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  15. Charles Simpson

    Charles Simpson

    12/21/2016

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  16. Frank Busbey

    Frank Busbey

    9/9/2016

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  17. Shawn Christopher Thornton
    great version
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  18. Shawn Christopher Thornton
    great version
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  19. Shawn Christopher Thornton
    great version
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  20. Shawn Christopher Thornton
    great version
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  21. Shawn Christopher Thornton
    great version
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  22. Shawn Christopher Thornton
    great version
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  23. Dr. Gordon Arthur
  24. Mark Keith Hillis
    Excellent version for use with those who have English as a second or other language. Examples from my experience include high praise by Church adherents with Iranian and Sri Lankan backgrounds.
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  25. Jason Grubbs

    Jason Grubbs

    11/17/2015

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  26. Martin

    Martin

    11/2/2015

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  28. Nick Booth

    Nick Booth

    7/20/2015

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  29. LaWanna Sikorski
    Like to use this translation to help children understand the Bible better.
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  30. Craig Sells

    Craig Sells

    5/27/2015

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  31. MDD

    MDD

    4/2/2015

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  33. Daniel K.A.

    Daniel K.A.

    2/24/2015

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  34. Rev. Gerald N Glover jr
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  37. John Delly

    John Delly

    12/29/2014

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    Good pew bible.
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  38. RevSarge

    RevSarge

    12/7/2014

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  39. Neil Hunt

    Neil Hunt

    11/1/2014

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    Excellent translation for use in all-age services and for with young people.
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  40. Ray Davis

    Ray Davis

    10/31/2014

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  41. GS

    GS

    8/5/2014

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  42. Darnell T Barkman
  43. David Medina

    David Medina

    1/20/2014

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  44. Raymond S. Lance
    excellent version
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  45. Steve Rosenberg

    Steve Rosenberg

    10/25/2013

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  46. Terry Lawson

    Terry Lawson

    7/15/2013

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