The Common English Bible translation is a readable, reliable, and relevant invitation to Scripture.

Read and loved by millions, which CEB is right for you? 

  • I want a deeper prayer life and richer connection to scripture. + Read More
  • I want to better understand the history and context of the Bible. + Read More
  • I want to read the Bible from the perspective of marginalized people, especially women. + Read More
  • I want to know more about the Bible, but I don’t know where to start. + Read More
  • I want to understand and tell the stories from the Bible. + Read More
  • I want a trustworthy and inspiring Bible for my kids and teens. + Read More

I want a deeper prayer life and richer connection to scripture. Be guided through a lifelong practice of fulfilling prayer with The CEB Lectio Divina Prayer Bible. This method of “Divine Reading” is a systematic reading of each section of a book with pauses for reflection and prayer. For every chapter of the Bible there is a recommended passage for slow and thoughtful reading, questions for reflection, a prayer, and suggestions for putting your insights into action.  

I want to better understand the history and context of the Bible.  

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. It gives you the context for what the Bible meant to its earliest readers and the tools to determine what it means for you now.  

I want to read the Bible from the perspective of marginalized people, especially women.  

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 that accompany the sacred text help you understand the women in scripture who had until now been invisible, which in turn trains our hearts to notice all of God's people today.  

I want to know more about the Bible, but I don’t know where to start.  

The CEB Navigation Bible offers the perfect guide for new readers and anyone reading the Bible for inspiration or guidance. It includes a variety of in-text tools and resources such as short introductions to each book of the Bible, notes on important characters and events, and devotions.  

I want to understand and tell the stories from the Bible.  

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 readers see the big themes and important truths of the Bible while also guiding them in how to tell these stories in contemporary language.  

I want a trustworthy and inspiring Bible for my kids and teens.  

The award-winning Deep Blue Kids Bible (for children 7 to 12) and The CEB Student Bible (for teens) give young minds the resources to discover a lifelong love of scripture through age-appropriate activities, notes, and insights from biblical scholars, children’s ministers, and youth pastors.  

Both are available in a variety of bindings and available wherever fine books are sold.  

 

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. With its 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, 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.