Bible Translation Day – #WhyBible wants to help make conversations about the Bible and the need for translations in other languages. Plus how it has changed lives too.
This day is held annually on September 30. On this day, well, any day, use the #WhyBible hashtag. (But using it on September 30 can help get more translations of the Bible in other languages).
Help people know about the power of the Sciptures. Bible Translation Day, recognized by the President of the United States in 1966. Each year on September 30, Wycliffe Bible Translators celebrates what God is doing around the world through the work of Bible translation!
According to WhyCliffe …
WhyBible? – The Worldwide Status of Bible Translation:
- More than 1,500 languages have access to the New Testament and some portions of Scripture in their language.
- More than 650 languages have the complete translated Bible.
- About 7,000 languages (Does not include sign languages) are known to be in use today.
- At least 1.5 billion people do not have the full Bible in their first language. More than 110 million do not have a single verse of Scripture.
- More than 2,500 languages across 170 countries have active translation and linguistic development work happening right now.
- Approximately 1,600 languages (Does not include sign languages) still need a Bible translation project to begin.
On September 30, 2018 people used #WhyBible 1,345 times on social media. That means they helped to raise $6,770 for the Ambonese Malay translation project in Indonesia!
Published on October 9, 2018. Last updated or republished September 26, 2019.
Images from WyCliffe.