Saturday, February 25, 2012

Common English Bible

We're using the Common English Bible translation throughout the season of Lent as our primary text for proclaiming the lectionary. It will be interesting to see how our survey results come out, how people hear the differences when they are read aloud.

One notable difference is the contractions (in comparison to the NRSV).

What translation does your church use in worship?


  1. Our church normally uses NRSV, but we have NKJV Bibles in the pews. I personally use the Bible Across America, which is an NIV.

  2. Short answer...

    Church: RSV
    Home: KJV 1611 Edition, Coverdale Psalter, New Jerusalem

    Long answer...

  3. In my "real world" Episcopal parish we use the NRSV. (BTW, I am a lay person, not clergy, so it is not my decision as to what translation to use.)

    In our Second Life group I started using the CEB for the psalm and Gospel reading for our Compline service. I did that without telling anyone, and eventually a few people asked what translation I was using since it sounded different from what they are used to. So far everyone who has expressed an opinion have said that they like it.