Why Bible Translation?

What makes the Bible so important and why we believe everyone needs it in their own language.

The Bible is one of the oldest and most popular books of all time. But is it just a book, or is it much more?

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us — something that everyone should be able to understand in their own language. But approximately 1,600 languages* around the world are still waiting for a translation project to begin.  

When people finally get the Bible in their own language, lives often change in amazing ways. People are transformed as they are led to Jesus Christ and a right relationship with God.

That’s why Wycliffe Bible Translators exists — to help speakers of these remaining languages get the Bible for themselves. And we won’t stop until all people have God’s Word in a language they understand.

See for yourself what God is doing around the world and how lives are transformed by understanding the Bible in the language that speaks directly to their heart.

The Worldwide Status of Bible Translation:

*Does not include sign languages