The editions below are good translations that contain all 73 books of the Bible:

The Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition (RSV-CE) is a literal translation recommended for serious Bible study. It is cited in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. My favorite Revised Standard Version is The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: The New Testament with Introduction, Commentary, and Notes by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, and Maps by David Notley. The extensive commentary lessens the need for the helpful Biblical resources below. The Old Testament books in the series is a work in progress. They form the basis for an in-depth Bible studies for each book of the Old Testament. You can see which Old Testament books in the series are available at:


The New American Bible (NAB) is a less literal, more "dynamic" translation notable for its readability. It is used in the Lectionary at Mass.


The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) is a "dynamic equivalent" translation that strives to be faithful to the original meaning.


Helpful Biblical Resources


Catholic Bible Dictionary, by Scott Hahn, general editor


The Bible Compass: A Catholic's Guide to Navigating the Scriptures, by Edward Sri


Praying the Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina, by Tim Gray

Walking with God: A Journey through the Bible, by Tim Gray and Jeff Cavins


The Catechism of the Catholic Church. Provides information about Sacred Scripture, its relationship to Sacred Tradition, and its inspiration and interpretation, see paragraphs 105-119. Online version at:  Paragraph 50: