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The HOLY BIBLE Contemporary English Version (CEV) Online and Offline Free. Application of the Holy Bible Contemporary English Bible. Uncompromising simplicity marked the American Bible Society's (ABS) translation of the Contemporary English Version (CEV) that was first published in 3 The full Bible appeared in as The Bible for Today: Contemporary English Version. 2 CEV Review refreshing restatements of the New Testament.

History[ edit ] The CEV project began as a result of studies conducted by Barclay Newman in regarding the speech patterns used in books, magazines, newspapers, and television. These studies focused on how English was read and heard. This led to a series of test volumes being published in the late s and early s. The American Bible Society continues to promote both translations. The translators of the CEV followed three principles. They were that the CEV: must be understood by people without stumbling in speech must be understood by those with little or no comprehension of "Bible" language, and must be understood by all. The CEV uses gender-neutral language for humanity, though not for God. The translation simplifies Biblical terminology into more everyday words and phrases.

Suddenly my bundle stood up, and your bundles gathered around and bowed down to it. The sun, the moon, and eleven stars bowed down to me. Are your mother and I and 34 your brothers all going to come and bow down in front of you? They are with the sheep near Shechem. Then come back and let me know. Can you tell me where they are? But before he got there, they saw him coming and made plans to kill him. Just throw him into a dry well out here in the desert.

When Joseph came to his brothers, they pulled off his fancy coat and 36 threw him into a dry well. Their camels were loaded with all kinds of spices that they were taking to Egypt. After all, he is our brother. When Reuben returned to the well and did not find Joseph there, he tore his clothes in sorrow.

What am I going to do? Look at it carefully and see if it belongs to your son. Joseph has been torn to pieces and eaten by some wild animal. Soon Potiphar realized that the Lord was helping Joseph to be successful in whatever he did. Potiphar liked Joseph and made him his personal assistant, putting him in charge of his house and all of his property. Potiphar left everything up to Joseph, and with Joseph there, the only decision he had to make was what he wanted to eat.

So he had them thrown into the same prison with Joseph. One night each of the two men had a dream, but their dreams had different meanings. Now tell me what you dreamed. This Hebrew has come just to make fools of us. He tried to rape me, but I screamed for help.

And when he heard me scream, he ran out of the house, leaving his coat with me. As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its grapes became ripe. He will make you his personal servant again, and you will serve him his wine, just as you used to do. In it I was carrying three breadbaskets stacked on top of my head. The top basket was full of all kinds of baked things for the king, but birds were eating them. The three baskets are three days, and in three days the king will cut off your head.

He will hang your body on a pole, and birds will come and peck at it. He put the personal servant back in his old job and had the cook put to death. Suddenly, seven fat, healthy cows came up from the river and started eating grass along the bank. Then seven ugly, skinny cows came up out of the river and ate the fat, healthy cows.

When this happened, the king woke up. The king went back to sleep and had another dream. This time seven full heads of grain were growing on a single stalk. Later, seven other heads of grain appeared, but they were thin and scorched by the east wind. The thin heads of grain swallowed the seven full heads.

Again the king woke up, and it had only been a dream. The next morning the king was upset. So he called in his magicians and wise men and told them what he had dreamed. None of them could tell him what the dreams meant. When you were angry with me and your chief cook, you threw us both in jail in the house of the captain of the guard. One night we both had dreams, and each dream had 43 a different meaning. A young Hebrew, who was a servant of the captain of the guard, was there with us at the time.

When we told him our dreams, he explained what each of them meant, and everything happened just as he said it would. I got my job back, and the cook was put to death. The king sent for Joseph, who was quickly brought out of jail. He shaved, changed his clothes, and went to the king. I am told that you can interpret dreams.

Joseph replied: Your Majesty, both of your dreams mean the same thing, and in them God has shown what he is going to do.

The seven good cows stand for seven years, and so do the seven good heads of grain. The seven skinny, ugly cows that came up later also stand for seven years, as do the seven bad heads of grain that were scorched by the east wind. It is just as I said—God has shown what he intends to do. The good years of plenty will be forgotten, and everywhere in Egypt people will be starving. The famine will be so bad that no one will remember that once there had been plenty.

God has given you two dreams to let you know that he has definitely decided to do this and that he will do it soon. Joseph Helps Pharaoh Genesis Joseph said: Your Majesty, you should find someone who is wise and will know what to do, so that you can put him in charge of all Egypt.

Give them the power to collect the grain during those good years and to store it in your cities. This will keep the country from being destroyed because of the lack of food. The king and his officials liked this plan. He gave him fine clothes to wear and placed a gold chain around his neck.

For seven years there were big harvests of grain. Joseph collected and stored up the extra grain in the cities of Egypt near the fields where it was harvested.

In fact, there was so much grain that they stopped keeping record, because it was like counting the grains of sand along the beach. There was not enough food in other countries, but all over Egypt there was plenty. I have heard there is grain in Egypt.

The Brothers Learn Their Lesson Genesis Since Joseph was governor of Egypt and in charge of selling grain, his brothers came to him and bowed with their faces to the ground. They did not recognize Joseph, but right away he knew who they were, though he pretended not to know. The youngest is still with our father 47 in Canaan, and one of our brothers is dead. If you are honest men, one of you must stay here in jail, and the rest of you can take the grain back to your starving families.

But you must bring your youngest brother to me. Then he had Simeon tied up and taken away while they watched. He also gave orders for them to be given food for their journey home. After this was done, they each loaded the grain on their donkeys and left.

When they stopped for the night, one of them opened his sack to get some grain for his donkey, and right away he saw his moneybag. And now you want to take away Benjamin! Everything is against me. Trust me with him, and I will bring him back. His brother is already dead, and he is the only son I have left. If you let us take Benjamin 49 along, we will go and download grain. All we could do was answer his questions.

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How could we know he would tell us to bring along our brother? Also take along twice the amount of money for the grain, because there must have been some mistake when the money was put back in your sacks. Take Benjamin with you and leave right away. If I must lose my children, I suppose I must.

Then they hurried off to Egypt. Slaughter an animal and cook it, so they can eat 50 with me at noon. When Joseph came home, they gave him the gifts they had brought, and they bowed down to him. Is he still alive? God bless you, my son. Also put my silver cup in the sack of the youngest brother. So why have you stolen his silver cup? We would never do anything like that!

If you find that one of us has the cup, then kill him, and the rest of us will become your slaves. But only the one who has the cup will become my slave. The rest of you can go free.

This upset the brothers so much that they began tearing their clothes in sorrow. Then they loaded their donkeys and returned to the city. God has shown that we are guilty. And now all of us are your slaves, especially the one who had the cup. Only the one who was caught with the cup will become my slave. The rest of you are free to go home to your father. I promised my father that I would bring him safely home. Sir, I am your slave. Please let me stay here in place of Benjamin and let him return home with his brothers.

The Truth Comes Out Genesis Since Joseph could no longer control his feelings in front of his servants, he sent them out of the room. Joseph asked his brothers if his father was still alive, but they were too frightened to answer.

Joseph told 53 them to come closer to him, he said: Yes, I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt. God is the one who sent me ahead of you to save lives. There has already been a famine for two years, and for five more years no one will plow fields or harvest grain.

But God sent me on ahead of you to keep your families alive and to save you in this wonderful way. Come here as quickly as you can. Tell my father about my great power here in Egypt and about everything you have seen. Hurry and bring him here. Joseph and Benjamin hugged each other and started crying. Joseph was still crying as he kissed each of his other brothers.

So the king said to Joseph: Tell your brothers to load their 54 donkeys and return to Canaan. Tell them to take some wagons from Egypt for their wives and children to ride in.

And be sure to have them bring their father. They can leave their possessions behind, because they will be given the best of everything in Egypt. But their father was so surprised that he could not believe them.

Then they told him everything Joseph had said. My son Jo- seph must really be alive, and I will get to see him before I die. The people of Israel became so numerous that the whole region of Goshen was full of them. Because of this, the Egyptians hated them and made them work so hard that their lives were miserable.

Finally, the king called in two women who helped the Hebrew mothers when they gave birth. If the baby is a boy, kill him! By the time we ar- 56 rive, their babies are already born. He was a beautiful child, and she kept him inside for three months.

But when she could no longer keep him hidden, she made a basket out of reeds and covered it with tar. She put him in the basket and placed it in the tall grass along the edge of the Nile River. She saw the basket in the tall grass and sent one of the young women to pull it out of the water.

Moses looked around to see if anyone was watching, then he killed the Egyptian and hid his body in the sand. When Moses went out the next day, he saw two Hebrews fighting. Are you planning to kill me, just as you killed that Egyptian? Some shepherds tried to chase them away, but Moses came to their rescue and watered their animals.


Invite him to eat with us. But Moses escaped and went to 58 59 hro, who later let his daughter Zipporah marry Moses. There an angel of the Lord appeared to him from a burning bush.

Moses saw that the bush was on fire, but it was not burning up. Take off your sandals — the ground where you are standing is holy. I am the God who was worshiped by your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The Lord said: I have seen how my people are suffer-ing as slaves in Egypt, and I have heard them beg for my help because of the way they are being mistreated. I feel sorry for them, and I have 60 come down to rescue them from the Egyptians.

Now go to the king!

I am sending you to lead my people out of his country. And you will know that I am the one who sent you, when you worship me on this mountain after you have led my people out of Egypt. But what should I say, if they ask me your name?

So Moses threw the stick on the ground. It immediately turned into a snake, and Moses jumped back. And when Moses did this, the snake turned back into a walking stick. Moses did so, and when he took it out again, it was as healthy as the rest of his body. The water will immediately turn into blood. Everyone who wanted to kill you is dead.

The Lord sent Aaron to meet Moses in the desert. Is that why you sent me here? Ever since you told me to speak to the king, he has caused nothing but trouble for these people.

Because of my mighty power, he will let my people go, and he will even chase them out of his country. Demand that the king of Egypt let the Israelites leave. He will tell your message to the king, just as a prophet speaks my message to the people. Tell Aaron everything I say to you, and he will order the king to let my people leave his country. When this happens, the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord. Moses and Aaron went to the king and his officials and did exactly as the Lord had commanded — Aaron 63 threw the stick down, and it turned into a snake.

Then the king called in the wise men and the magicians, who used their secret powers to do the same thing — they threw down sticks that turned into snakes. The king behaved just as the Lord had said and stubbornly refused to listen. Tomorrow morning take the stick that turned into a snake, then wait beside the Nile River for the king.

But until now, you have paid no attention. I will strike the Nile with this stick, and the water will turn into blood. The river turned into blood, the fish died, and the water smelled so bad that none of the Egyptians could drink it.

Seven days after the Lord had struck the Nile, he said to Moses: Go to the palace and tell the king of Egypt that I order him to let my people go, so they can worship me. If he refuses, I will cover his entire country with frogs.

Aaron obeyed, and suddenly frogs were everywhere in Egypt. The Lord listened to Moses, and frogs died everywhere. But when the king saw that things were now better, he again did just as the Lord had said and 65 stubbornly refused to listen to Moses and Aaron. Then the king will gladly let you leave his land, so that I will stop punishing the Egyptians. He will even chase you out.

Moses went to the king and said: I have come to let you know what the Lord is going to do. Your own son will die, and so will the son of the lowest slave woman. Everywhere in Egypt there will be loud crying. Nothing like this has ever happened before or will ever happen again. Things will be so quiet that not even a dog will be heard barking. Then you Egyptians will know that the Lord is good to the Israelites, even while he punishes you. Your leaders will come and bow down, begging me to take my people and leave your country.

Then we will leave. Moses was very angry; he tur66 ned and left the king. What the Lord had earlier said to Moses came true. Then I will perform even more miracles. The Jewish Passover Exodus Some time later the Lord said to Moses and Aaron: Tell the people of Israel that on the tenth day of this month the head of each family must choose a lamb or a young goat for his family to eat. And it must be large enough for everyone to have some of the meat.

Each family must take care of its animal until the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, when the animals are to be killed. Some of the blood must be put on the two doorposts and above the door of each house where the animals are to be eaten.

That night the animals are to be roasted and eaten, together with bitter herbs and thin bread made without yeast. Eat what you want that night, and the next morning burn whatever is left. When you eat the meal, be dressed and ready to travel.

Have your sandals on, carry your walking stick in your hand, and eat quickly. This is the Passover Festival in honor of me, your Lord. I am the Lord, and I will punish the gods of Egypt.

The blood on the houses will show me where you live, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. That night the king, his officials, and everyone else in Egypt got up and started crying bitterly.

In every Egyptian home, someone was dead. Go and worship the Lord, as you have asked. The 67 Israelites walked from the city of Rameses to the city of Succoth. There were about six hundred thousand of them, not counting women and children.

Many other people went with them as well, and there were also a lot of sheep, goats, and cattle. The Israelites left Egypt, prepared for battle. During the day the Lord went ahead of his people in a thick cloud, and during the night he went ahead of them in a flaming fire. That way the Lord could lead them at all times, whether day or night. We let them get away, and they will no longer be our slaves. He commanded his officers in charge of his six hundred best chariots and all his other chariots to start after the Israelites.

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The Lord made the king so stubborn that he went after them, even though the Israelites proudly went on their way. When the Israelites saw the king coming with his army, they were frightened and begged the Lord for help. Is that why you brought us out here to die in the desert? Why did you bring us out of Egypt anyway? We had rather be slaves in Egypt than die in this desert!

Be brave, and you will see the Lord save you today. These Egyptians will never bother you again. Tell the Israelites to move forward. Then hold your walking stick over the sea. The water will open up and 70 make a road where they can walk through on dry ground. I will make the Egyptians so stubborn that they will go after you. Further we cut a tomb out of solid rock rather than into solid rock Mark There is always the problem of cultural transfer when different languages with a vastly different time reference are involved.

When Jesus used the term it is probable that the Lake of Galilee was the immediate referent for his listeners. Although the translators make no specific reference to it, there can be no doubt from their translation practice that they have aspired to a common language translation. For the stated purposes there is no argument with this approach.

Taber The theory and practice of translation Leiden: E. Brill for the United Bible Societies, et passim.

In the Marcan account of the exorcism of a possessed boy Matt Notes in the CEV are of three kinds: 1 those drawing attention to textual variants; 2 those that offer alternative translations; 3 those providing background information relating to a different age, different cultures, and different geographical locations from those of the English reader.

Some whose helpfulness was noted were: John 2. However, the note on Mark The problem with this approach is that it severs the semantic connection that exists between the several words in this family which was surely intentional on the part of Paul, who makes the greatest use of them. Quite some space has been devoted to explaining this perceived problem, as the approach adopted in the CEV puts us in danger of creating yet another kind of severance between words of this Greek family.

Phm However, some nouns are dynamic. In fact, all personal attributes are of that order. Rom 5. Louw and Eugene A.

Surely the word expresses a disposition rather than an action. Of course, dispositions are only known or formulated or tested dynamically on the basis of actions. In a sense we need to be conservative in our use of English equivalents so that we can match the rich range of words in the Greek cluster. As a version intended primarily to serve families in which there is often a wide range of comprehension, the CEV is to be relied on as an accurate and innovative English rendering of the underlying Greek.

As noted above, however, its handling of the words of the highly significant d-family is extremely disappointing.

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