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Dry Desert
St. Paul's Manna Blog

He humbled you by letting you hunger, then by feeding you with manna... in order to make you understand that one does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
(Deuteronomy 8:3)

  • Rev. Helena Martin

NRSV: No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.


CEB: But in all these things we win a sweeping victory through the one who loved us.


The NRSV is the New Revised Standard Version, which is the academic standard for biblical translation. The Common English Bible is a more accessible translation. Both are approved for use during worship in the Episcopal Church.

  • Rev. Helena Martin

NRSV: Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.


CEB: Don’t fear, because I am with you; don’t be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will surely help you; I will hold you with my righteous strong hand.


The NRSV is the New Revised Standard Version, which is the academic standard for biblical translation. The Common English Bible is a more accessible translation. Both are approved for use during worship in the Episcopal Church.

Book of Common Prayer: I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where is my help to come? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.


CEB: I raise my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? My help comes from the Lord,the maker of heaven and earth.


The Book of Common Prayer translation was updated for the 1979 prayer book. The Common English Bible is a more accessible translation. Both are approved for use during worship in the Episcopal Church.


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