Today's English Version (TEV)

For sample verses from Today's English Version, click here.

New Testament Portions

Mark

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Title: The Right Time Mark's Story About Jesus
Date: 1964
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: Mark
References: Chamberlin 673-5
Comments: This appears to be an early version of Today's English Version (though it is not identified by that name). The text is very similar to the text of the 1966 New Testament. In addition, it has the same illustrations as the 1966 edition. A second printing was published in 1966.
Images: Cover, Title page

New Testament

First Edition

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Title: Good News for Modern Man The New Testament in Today's English Version
Date: 1966
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin p. 588-2, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.100
Comment: First Edition. The earliest editions from 1966 have Luke 1:27 as "He had a message for a virgin". Later printings have "He had a message for a girl".
Images: Cover, Title page

Second Edition

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Title: Good News for Modern Man The New Testament in Today's English Version - Second Edition
Date: 1970
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin p. 588-2, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.110
Images: Cover, Title page

Third Edition

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Title: Good News for Modern Man The New Testament in Today's English Version - Third Edition
Date: 1977
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin p. 588-2, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.120
Images: Cover, Title page, Back cover, Bill Bright introduction
Comments: This Bible contains "auxiliary material" by Campus Crusade for Christ (now known as Cru) founder/president Bill Bright; this material was "submitted by Days Inn" and the pages are marked with a gray border.

Fourth Edition

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Title: Discovery Good News New Testament in Today's English Version - Fourth Edition
Date: 1983
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin p. 588-2, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145
Images: Cover, Title page

Old Testament Portions

The complete Bible was published in 1976. However, before that date, several portions of the Old Testament were released as they were completed.

Psalms

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Title: The Psalms for Modern Man in Today's English Version
Date: 1970
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: Psalms
References: Chamberlin p. 340-7, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.115
Images: Cover, Title page

Job

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Title: "Tried and True" Job for Modern Man
Date: 1971
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: Job
References: Chamberlin p. 265-7, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.121
Images: Cover, Title page

Proverbs and Ecclesiastes

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Title: Wisdom for Modern Man Proverbs and Ecclesiastes from the Old Testament in Today's English Version
Date: 1972
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
References: Chamberlin p. 389-10, p. 400-8, p. 242-5, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.122
Images: Cover, Title page

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Title: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Man Proverbs and Ecclesiastes in Today's English Version
Date: 1972
Publisher: Simon and Schuster: New York
Contents: Proverbs and Ecclesiastes
References: Chamberlin p. 389-10, p. 400-8, p. 242-5, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.122
Images: Title page

Jonah

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Title: Jonah The Man who said "NO!"
Date: 1973
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: Jonah
References: Chamberlin p. 50-4, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.123
Images: Cover

Ruth

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Title: Ruth
Date: 1974
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Images: Cover
Contents: Ruth
References: Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.124

Hosea, Amos, Micah

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Title: Justice Now! Hosea, Amos, Micah in Today's English Version
Date: 1974
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: Hosea, Amos, Micah
References: Chamberlin p. 476-3, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.125
Images: Cover, Title page

Exodus

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Title: "Let My People Go" Exodus in Today's English Version
Date: 1975
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: Exodus
References: Chamberlin p. 209-12, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.126
Images: Cover, Title page

Anglicized editions

This section lists anglicized (or British) editions of the Today's English Version.

Gospel of Luke - 1976

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Title: Good News Told by Luke Today's English Version
Date: 1976 (4th edition)
Publisher: The Bible Societies: Swindon, UK
Contents: Gospel of Luke
References: Taliaferro-EELBV see 8145.
Images: Cover, Title page, Back cover
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA

Dyslexia-friendly editions - 2015

These editions of the Good News Bible have features that cater to people with dyslexia (a reading disorder). They include cream-colored matte opaque paper and single column text. More information about these Bibles can be found here.

Psalms

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Title: Good News Bible The Psalms
Date: 2015
Publisher: Bible Society: Swindon, UK
ISBN: 9780564050376
Contents: Psalms
References: Taliaferro-EELBV see 8145.160.
Images: Cover, Title page

Mark

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Title: Good News Bible The Gospel According to Mark
Date: 2015
Publisher: Bible Society: Swindon, UK
ISBN: 9780564050475
Contents: Gospel of Mark
References: Taliaferro-EELBV see 8145.160.
Images: Cover, Title page

Complete Bible

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Title: Good News Bible The Bible in Today's English Version - Donor Edition
Date: 1976
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: Bible
References: Chamberlin p. 50-4, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.130
Images: Cover, Title page
Comments: The Donor Edition is considered the First Edition of the Good News Bible.

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Title: Good News Bible with Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha
Date: 1979
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers: Nashville
Contents: Bible plus Apocrypha
References: Chamberlin p. 50-4, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.140
Images: Cover, Title page

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Title: Good News Bible with Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha - Second Edition
Date: 1992
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: Bible plus Apocrypha
References: Chamberlin p. 50-4, Taliaferro-EELBV 8145.155
Images: Cover, Title page


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