Listening to the Bible changes the way you understand scripture.
Each week on This Week’s Lectionary with the CEB, you’ll hear that week’s scriptures from the revised common lectionary in the Common English Bible translation. Our audio version of the Bible was produced with a multitude of diverse voices.
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The Common English Bible Translation: An Invitation to Engage with Scripture with Your Heart and Mind
Readable: It means more than reading phrases on a page. It means truly comprehending the words, the sentences, the ideas, and their meaning. Within its refreshingly approachable language, the CEB sets the reader on a path to new understanding.
Reliable: The CEB was built on the assembled knowledge of a diverse, cross-denominational group of men and women, 120 biblical scholars translating directly from the original ancient texts—not revising tradition or inserting church doctrine. Exhaustive attention has been paid to ensure the work is impeccably balanced and rich in context.
Relevant: The times change, but the Bible meets you where you are, providing guidance for every situation you face and every season of life.
Which CEB is right for you?
Each of these specialty Common English Bibles includes the full text of the Bible along with notes and commentary. Choose the one that best fits your personal study and devotional needs. Click the images for more information and samples of each.
Written by leading scholars, The CEB Study Bible helps readers understand the biblical texts within the larger historical and literary framework of the Bible through book introductions, thousands of notes, more than 300 articles, and full-color images throughout, revealing cultural contexts and exploring relevant background information.
Do you want to know more about the Bible, but don't know where to begin? The CEB Navigation Bible offers the perfect guide for new readers and anyone reading the Bible for inspiration or guidance. It includes introductions to each book of the Bible and other tools—such as short articles, devotionals, reading plans, and maps—for the new reader.
Stories convey truths through plot, character, and point of view. Nowhere is that more true than in the Bible. Jesus and the prophets taught through story, and The CEB Storytellers Bible helps you see the big themes and important truths of the Bible while also guiding you in how to tell these stories in contemporary language.
Different from any other women's Bible, The CEB Women’s Bible celebrates that people engage scripture from their own perspective. With contributions exclusively by women—including biblical scholars, feminist theologians, clergywomen, and other writers—the reflections and articles accompanying the sacred text help men and women see themselves in scripture in a new way.