Saturday, June 11

Complete CEB released!

THE COMPLETE COMMON ENGLISH BIBLE, Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament, is now searchable on thier website. And I'm really enjoying dipping into sections of the CEB previously unavailable.

Here is a sample with comparisons from other solid and recognized translations.

PROVERBS 16:32 (CEB):
Better to be patient than a warrior,
and better to have self-control than to capture a city.


PROVERBS 16:32 (NLT):
Better to be patient than powerful;
better to have self-control than to conquer a city.


PROVERBS 16:32 (NIV):
Better a patient person than a warrior,
one with self-control than one who takes a city.


PROVERBS 16:32 (ESV):
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.


PROVERBS 16:32 (NRSV):
One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
and one whose temper is controlled than one who captures a city.


Here is another passage -- which happens to be the Moravian Daily Text for today.

PSALM 141:3 (CEB):
Set a guard over my mouth, LORD ;
keep close watch over the door that is my lips.

PSALM 141:3 (NLT):
Take control of what I say, O Lord,
and guard my lips.

PSALM 141:3 (NIV):
Set a guard over my mouth, LORD;
keep watch over the door of my lips.

PSALM 141:3 (ESV):
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth;
keep watch over the door of my lips!

PSALM 141:3 (NRSV):
Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord;
keep watch over the door of my lips.

The CEB, like all translations, has its quirks but I think it shines most of the time and proves that it can play with the big boys.
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