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Need to select a Bible?
Just look for one of these translations on the cover. There are other Catholic translations, but these are the most frequently used and best for beginning.
New American Bible (NAB), and New America Bible-Revisited Edition (NABRE)
One of the easiest versions of the Bible to understand, the New American Bible is perfect for everyday use. For this reason, it is especially popular among Catholic students and those who are new to reading the Bible. St. Joseph Edition is the Bible translation used at Mass. The Catholic Bishops Bible online uses the NABRE translation: bible.usccb.org/bible
The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 2nd Catholic Edition (RSV2CE)
The RSV, second Catholic edition uses standard English and is in conformity with the Church's translation guidelines.
There are many publishers, and they include different commentaries.
A few examples are:
- Ignatius Bible: includes detailed notes
- Didache Bible (pronounced DID-uh-kay): includes commentaries based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church
- Great Adventure Catholic Bible: includes the Bible timeline and how it relates to history. This is the translation used in the 'Bible in a Year' podcast
Select the edition that best meets your needs at this time.