The New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition (NRSVue) is an updated English translation that listened broadly and closely to the variety of faith-based constituencies reading the Bible in our current times. It emerges as a testament to what translations should be when they intentionally engage members of the National Council of Churches of Christ Historic Black Churches and other diverse Christian communities and scholars historically absent from the translation endeavors of our English Bibles. Thus, this NRSVue marks the first step in capturing the diverse voices and reading strategies of Christians in North America and beyond while sticking closely to the original context and meaning of the Bible in its original languages. I commend this translation to our churches and its leaders, lay readership, and students of the Bible as a tool for accessing the meaning and significance of the biblical text for the past, present, and forward into our collective, faithful future.

Shively T. J. Smith, Assistant Professor of New Testament

Boston University

Itinerant Elder in African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME