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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Wycliffe: Final Bible translations in process

Jesus told his disciples something that should make those of us living today, perk up and take notice;  Especially when we read news articles like this one.  Jesus said that one of the signs of the end times would be to the extent the gospel would reach across the world:
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14 NIV

The Wycliff Bible Translators have only 50 languages left to translate the bible into, after starting with 500 some 70 years ago.  We think this is wonderful news. The gospel and the word of God is truly reaching people around the globe in their own languages.

From the news article:
An international ministry has announced a new aggressive goal to launch translation efforts in the remaining regions around the world that yet to have the Bible in those languages. Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, the world's largest Bible-translation organization, hopes to begin the remaining projects by 2025.

When translations of God's Word began nearly 70 years ago, almost 500 languages in the Western hemisphere had no writing, grammar, or dictionary, let alone a Bible translation. Today, more than 450 of those language development and scripture-translation projects are complete or under way, leaving fewer than 50 scripture translations to launch.

Wycliffe: Final Bible translations in process

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