The Bible In Basic English (BBE) is a translation of the Bible into Basic English. The BBE was translated by Professor S. H. Hooke. In an effort to simplify and make easy to understand the text he and his team limited the vocabulary to the standard 850 Basic English words. 100 words that were helpful to understand poetry were added along with 50 "Bible" words.
The Bible in Basic English strives to simplify the Bible so that more people worldwide can read and understand the text. By using the Basic English vocabulary, this goal is accomplished. The BBE is certainly straightforward and simple.