top of page

Entonces Felipe corrió hacia el carro y escuchó al hombre leyendo al profeta Isaías. Él preguntó: "¿Entiendes lo que estás leyendo?" Él respondió: “¿Cómo puedo hacerlo, a menos que alguien me guíe?” (Hechos 8:30-31)

What Bible To Read?


There are many translations and editions of the Bible in English. The most famous and the one from which most English speakers have committed verses to memory is the King James Version (KJV), also known as the Authorized Version, having received royal approval in 1611.  Its language is unmatched for poetic beauty and is very suited for liturgical use along with our Book of Common Prayer. 

King James (Authorized) Bible

For most of our services, however, we use the Revised Standard Version (RSV) an authorized revision published in 1952 of the American Standard Version, itself a revision of the Authorized Bible.

Revised Standard Version

If you would like to do some Bible study, you may want to try one of these: 



Others that are good too:


  • The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) – successor to the RSV

  • The New International Version (NIV)

  • The New American Bible (NAB)

  • The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB)

  • The Common English Bible (CEB)


You are welcome to borrow a copy of the various versions available from the parish library (in the Rector's Study) and try it. Use it for a week or two. Then borrow another. We also have them in various languages. There are even some available in original Hebrew or Greek texts with parallel English translations.


How to find a passage in the Bible:


Book,  Chapter : verse(s)


Example:  Exodus 12:1-10, is the Book of Exodus, chapter 12, verses 1-10


Look up where each book is in the Table of Contents  - in either the Old Testament or the New Testament - at the front of your Bible, and go from there.

Biblias de la Biblioteca Parroquial.jpg
bottom of page