Picture this: there are a confirmed 7,100+ languages in the world. The Scriptures are translated in 2,500 of these languages. It seems like we’re making progress, but if you look closely, the Bible – as a whole - is translated in 511 languages only. This means that 2,139 are reading only from the New Testament or portions of the Bible (mostly, the Gospels). Millions of people have not heard the story of Joseph or Esther, nor read the words of the prophets quoted in the New Testament. And what about those who only read or speak the remaining 4,000+ languages?
Clearly, there is a lot of work to be done in the world of Bible translation.
The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is helping shorten the list of languages that don’t have the Bible. While CBS is supporting the translation of the Bible in the First Nations languages of Canada, it is also involved in various translation projects abroad by providing technical assistance, consultation expertise, and funding. In 2016-2017, CBS has pledged to provide $250,000 in funding for various translation needs which include workshops for translators, purchase of computers, and training materials.
When God’s Word speaks in a people’s heart language, lives are changed. Your support today is vital in helping complete these translation projects in Canada and around the world.