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Common English Bible (CEB)

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Overview

The Common English Bible is not simply a revision or update of an existing translation. It is a bold new translation designed to meet the needs of Christians as they work to build a strong and meaningful relationship with God through His Word.

A key goal of the translation team is to make the Bible accessible to a broad range of people; it’s written at a comfortable level for over half of all English readers. As the translators have done their work, reading specialists from more than a dozen denominations have reviewed the texts to ensure a smooth and natural reading experience. Easy readability can enhance church worship and participation, and personal Bible study. It also encourages children and youth to discover the Bible for themselves, perhaps for the very first time.

The Common English Bible is committed to the whole church of Jesus Christ. To achieve this, the CEB represents the work of a diverse team with broad scholarship, including the work of over one hundred and seventeen scholars—men and women from twenty-two faith traditions in American, African, Asian, European and Latino communities. As a result, the English translation of ancient words has an uncommon relevance for a broad audience of Bible readers—from children to scholars.

  • 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 denominations worked on the translation team
  • 77 reading specialists did field testing in 13 denominations
The CEB translators were careful to tell the great story of the New Testament without letting its meaning slip away. It will be a help to all who read it.

—Bishop Mack Stokes, author of United Methodist Beliefs

The Common English Bible is excellent! It reads easily and flows beautifully and at the same time, it maintains the sacred feel of these powerful scriptures we have loved so much over the years. Congratulations on bringing together bright minds from around the globe to make this fresh, faithful, readable, and collaborative new translation of the New Testament. I look forward to using it in private and corporate worship experiences for years to come and I look forward to the publication of the Old Testament translation next year.

—James Moore, author and pastor

When I first heard of the Common English Bible, I wondered why we needed still another translation, but when I finished reading its Gospel of Matthew, I knew why. This is a translation to live with: clear, to the point, unadorned but winsome and friendly. I anticipate having it as my companion in my next year-long trip through the Bible.

—Elsworth Kallas, author and preaching professor

I like the Common English Bible and plan to share it with others who travel with me on the spiritual journey. The CEB is appealing to me because the language in this Bible is friendly but not too casual.

—Judy P. Christie, author of the Hurry Less—Worry Less series and novelist of the Green series

The Word is lively insofar as each generation renders it in the style and idiom of the day. The Common English Bible is fresh and compelling in both translation and format. It will be a useful resource for 21st Century churches, believers and seekers.

—John Buchanan, Pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago

I don't know how many times I have read the Gospel of Matthew. Scores? Hundreds? Reading this clear and energetic translation has given me insights into the text and perspectives on Jesus I have never had before. I anxiously await the publication of the full Bible and look forward to sharing it widely. This is an exceptionally readable Bible that we will all want to ‘take and read.'

—Cynthia M. Campbell, President, McCormick Theological Seminary

Our reading group was transformed by this experience of reading and commenting on the Common English Bible. It's significant that people from age 15 to 85 were so fired up by reading the translation.

—Eileen Parfrey, Springwater Presbyterian Church

People often strengthen their connection with God when they connect with a new insight in God's Word. The Common English Bible—a new translation of the original Hebrew and Greek into 21st century English—makes such insights more likely to happen.

—Herb Miller, editor of The Parish Paper

The Common English Bible is a translation that is easily accessible to the average reader and also meets the highest expectations of students and scholars. It is the perfect companion for personal study and reflection and is equally at home in the classroom or in the hands of scholars. The language is plain, clear and contemporary making the connection from sacred text to daily life an easy step for scholar and student alike. As I have been using The Common English Bible for my own personal study and reflection I have discovered new beauty and meaning in well known and obscure passages alike. And every now and then I have one of those beautiful and rare "Aha moments" when new light is shed on sacred text and upon my own life. I offer my gratitude for the gift of a fresh look at the treasure of the book we value above all others.

—Rueben Job, Bishop and author of Three Simple Rules

I have read the Common English Translation of the book of Matthew. I was impressed with its integrity to the truth of the scriptures. I have no problem with a translation being in the common vocabulary of today's culture. In fact, I recommend it highly. Years ago I heard a man say, "The best translation of the Bible is the one you will read." This translation will certainly assist the average person in understanding the message of the Bible.

—Dr. Ken Riggs, Administrator, Pleasant View Christian School

  • Title: Common English Bible
  • Publisher: Common English Bible
  • Print Publication Date: 2011
  • Logos Release Date: 2012
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › English
  • Resource ID: LLS:CEB
  • Resource Type: Bible
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-17T01:04:12Z

Reviews

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  1. Matt Bleckley

    Matt Bleckley

    about 1 year ago

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  2. Peter K Perry

    Peter K Perry

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  3. Patrick Yancey

    Patrick Yancey

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  4. Greg Vest

    Greg Vest

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  5. Kiyah

    Kiyah

    over 2 years ago

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  6. Bruce Aguilar

    Bruce Aguilar

    over 2 years ago

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    Poor interpretation of Eph 2:8-9 relies on works for salvation. See Wuest Word Stuides in the Greek New Testament, Ephesians Chapter Two 2:8-10 p69 Brings into doubt integrity of whole translation.
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  7. Datev Basmajian

    Datev Basmajian

    over 2 years ago

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    very good modern translation!
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  8. Rokvet

    Rokvet

    over 3 years ago

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  9. Eric D. Smith

    Eric D. Smith

    over 3 years ago

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    Good comparative English text, but I won't use it as my main study Bible. Has some of the typical problems of English translation like "send" translates four different Greek words. No distinction in translation between "paradidomi" and "paratithemi." etc.
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  10. Jeff Brinks

    Jeff Brinks

    over 3 years ago

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  11. Edward Wright

    Edward Wright

    over 3 years ago

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    nice
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  12. James

    James

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  13. Eric A Farmer

    Eric A Farmer

    over 3 years ago

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  14. Henry Holub

    Henry Holub

    over 3 years ago

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    Very solid translation
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  15. Michael Kovach

    Michael Kovach

    almost 4 years ago

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  17. Larry Williams

    Larry Williams

    almost 4 years ago

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    Great!
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  18. Eric Hillegas

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  24. Thomas Evans

    Thomas Evans

    about 5 years ago

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    Good Bible from one of my theological classss
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  25. Vince Conroy

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  27. cindy riddick-sonds

    cindy riddick-sonds

    over 5 years ago

    Awesome Tool to help people understand the Word of God. Thank you.
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  28. Russel Taylor

    Russel Taylor

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    Charles Puskas

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    Paul Knopf

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  33. John L. Jefferson

    John L. Jefferson

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  34. dale christenson

    dale christenson

    almost 7 years ago

    I am very pleased with my purchase of the ceb. It is easy to read and to understand. Thanks! Dale
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  35. phillip davenport

    phillip davenport

    almost 7 years ago

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  36. Ray Timmermans

    Ray Timmermans

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    Robert Black

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    Allen Bingham

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    Joshua Harder

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    Gordon M. Johnson, MDiv

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    Jon Nichols

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    David W. Poe

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    Bob Ryder

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  46. Rev. Weston Pendergrass

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  51. Terry Lawson

    Terry Lawson

    almost 8 years ago

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  52. Mitchell

    Mitchell

    over 8 years ago

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    I've been trying this out as my primary translation for several months now and I've been very pleasantly surprised! The translators aren't afraid to make bold moves and break away from familiar (that is, KJV-derived) verbiage for well-known passages, which has really brought those passages to live and (I've decided after further study) generally renders the text more accurately. I'm very pleased with the work that's been done here.
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  53. Philana Crouch

    Philana Crouch

    almost 9 years ago

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    I am in the process of reading through the Bible using the Common English Bible (in Logos format of course). No translation is perfect, but after reading through Genesis-Numbers all the way through I have been very pleased with the job the translators did. I would recommend adding it to your Logos library.
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  54. van Rooy, Jacobus Albertus
    Letting the great pronouncement of creation start with a subordinate clause (<<When God created...>>) does not seem te reflect sound exegesis. NIV and CEV still seem much to be preferred. One's first acquaintance with this translation through this verse raises questions. One would have liked to look at some samples from a book like Romans. Prof Koos van Rooy, North West University, South Africa
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