"Sacred Scripture is the speech of God as it is put down in writing under the breath of the Holy Spirit." Catechism of the Catholic Church 81
A daily verse from New Revised Standard Catholic Edition
The Scriptures are contained in a series of books known as the Bible.
This is divided into OLD and NEW Testaments.
The books are shown below.
It's useful to have access to a commentary which gives explanation of the scriptures usually book by book.
The most famous Is the Jerome Biblical Commentary.
Reading List Commentaries and Bible Versions
It has long been recognised that bible readers
welcome some explanation when reading the texts.
Various writers have specialised in studying scripture with a view to bringing the depths of its meaning
A series of explanations called commentaries is available. Sometimes called Study Bibles.
Christian Community Bible(CCB)
Modern English, Christian
Hebrew and Greek
Good News (GNB)
(Popular) Modern English
United Bible Society (UBS) Greek text
King James Version(KJV) (aka Authorised Version)
1611 , 1769
Puritan, Anglican, Lollard
Masoretic Text, Textus Receptus, Tyndale 1526 NT, some Erasmus manuscripts
English Standard Version (ESV)
Catholic , Anglican, Lutheran
Revision of the RSV. (Westcott-Hort, Weiss, Tischendorf Greek texts)
Douai (Rheims) Bible(DRB)
1582 , 1610
Early Modern English From Vulgate by English College at Douai
Latin, Greek and Hebrew manuscripts.
Catholic Bible. One of the first single person translations in modern English
Vulgate, with influence from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition(RSV-CE)
Masoretic Text, Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament.
From the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, and La Bible de Jérusalem.
As Jerusalem with some inclusive language