"Dramatic Increase" in Bible Translations Worldwide, Reports Wycliffe

Wycliffe Bible Translators has reported it is on course to translate the Scriptures into every worldwide language by 2025. The organization said it has dramatically increased its efforts of late. Bob Creson, president of Wycliffe USA, in a statement shared with The Christian Post: “(Statistics) demonstrate, not only to ourselves, but to those who invest in us, and those we invite to join us, that what we are doing is making a difference in the pursuit of our God-given mission.”

Wycliffe also reported that it and its affiliates have translated the Bible into nearly 2,100 different languages, and that most of the world’s population now has access to the Bible in their own language. The statistics even show that the number of those who have access to the Bible now outnumbers those who do not.

“Every generation before us has seen the numbers increasing as more and more languages were discovered, and more translation needs were verified,” Creson added. “Now that trend has been reversed.”

Wycliffe and its affiliates, The Seed Company and SIL International, have been using new computer and satellite technologies to more efficiently make the Bible available to the world.

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