Welcome to the Contemporary English Version
Languages are spoken before they are written. And far more communication is
done through the spoken word than through the written word. In fact, more people
hear the Bible read than read it for themselves. Traditional translations
of the Bible count on the reader’s ability to understand a written text.
But the Contemporary English Version differs from all other English
Bibles –past and present—that it takes into consideration the needs of the hearer,
as well as those of the reader, who may not be familiar with traditional
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 invites you to read, to hear,
to understand and to share
The Word of God now
as never before!