The Contemporary English Version or CEV (also known as Bible for Today's Family) is a translation of the Bible into English, published by the American Bible Society. The Contemporary English Version must be understood by those with little or no comprehension of "Bible" language. The CEV is easy-to-read and easy-to-understand. It is written in quality and contemporary English. The CEV text is easily read by 4th-grade students, second language readers, and those who prefer the more contemporized form. The CEV is not a paraphrase. It is an accurate and faithful translation of the original manuscripts making it more accessible to more people around the world. The CEV is most appropriate for mission work.