About the NABRE

This Bible is the official bible put forth by the United States Catholic Bishops and the bishops are extremely proud of this edition, as it is the work of over 100 translators and scholars and the translation has been 20 years in the making. Released in 2011, it is also the most recent Catholic translation of the bible. It is a revision (the third revision) of the NAB that was released shortly after the Second Vatican Council.

This latest edition retains a great deal of the dynamic translation that makes the text so friendly and accessible. However, this revised edition of the NAB is a great improvement on earlier editions of the NAB, in that the NABRE follows the original text much more closely.

The NABRE is particularly great for spiritual reading, for beginners, such as high school students, and for casual bible readers. The NABRE has quickly become the most commonly used Catholic translation.

Sample Passages:

"If your brother sins (against you), go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother." Matthew 18:15

“I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest—oracle of the Lord God. The lost I will search out, the strays I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, and the sick I will heal..." Ezekiel 34:15-16



Translation Ezekiel 34: 15-16 Matthew 18: 15
Douay Rheims Bible
I will feed my sheep: and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God. I will seek that which was lost: and that which was driven away, I will bring again: and I will bind up that which was broken, and I will strengthen that which was weak…

But if thy brother shall offend against thee, go, and rebuke him between thee and him alone. If he shall hear thee, thou shalt gain thy brother.
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NABRE - New American Bible Revised Edition
I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest—oracle of the Lord God. The lost I will search out, the strays I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, and the sick I will heal…

If your brother sins (against you), go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother.
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RSV - Revised Standard Version
I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord God. I will seek the lost, and I will bring back they strayed, and I will bind up the crippled, and I will strengthen the weak…

If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
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NRSV - New Revised Standard Edition
I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord God. I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak…

If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one
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GNT - Good News Translation
I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will find them a place to rest. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken. I will look for those that are lost, bring back those that wander off, bandage those that are hurt, and heal those that are sick...
If your brother sins against you, go to him and show him his fault. But do it privately, just between yourselves. If he listens to you, you have won your brother back. Buy a Good News Bible