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 a language and form that clearly speaks to their hearts. But approximately 2,000 languages* around the world are still waiting for a translation project to begin.

When people finally get Scripture in their own language, lives often change in amazing ways. People are transformed as they discover Jesus Christ and enter into 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 through Bible translation, and how lives are transformed by his Word.

The Worldwide Status of Bible Translation:

*Many sign languages are still being identified, so this number may increase.

Statistics from the Wycliffe Global Alliance, October 2018.