In 2015 Bible Societies assisted in the completion of translations in 50 languages spoken by nearly 160 million people, and 2015 was ‘a first’ for no fewer than 28 languages, spoken by nearly 33 million people. 11 communities now have their very first full Bible, 6 have a New Testament and 11 communities have their first, or additional, portions of Scripture. The full Bible is now available in 563 languages spoken by nearly 5.1 billion people and a further 1,334 languages spoken by 658 million people have a New Testament. This leaves 281 million people with only some portions of the Bible and a further 497 million people with no Scripture translated in their language at all. Translation into sign languages to serve over 300 million in the Deaf communities worldwide is also seeing significant progress. A further 285 million people worldwide are estimated to be visually impaired, of whom 40 million are blind. Significant progress continues to be made in serving these people by providing scriptures in Braille. The Digital Bible Library® (DBL) is central to United Bible Society’s strategy to make the Bible as widely and easily accessible as possible.
Source: Christian Newswire
Bible Study: Nehemiah 8:1-3
PRAISE God for the continuous work of Bible translation.
PRAY for many millions to come under the influence of God’s Word this year.