"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
~Isaiah 6:8 NIV
"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"
~Micah 6:8 NASB

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bible Translation Statistics

The worldwide status of Bible translation (2012):


...the number of languages spoken in the world today

Under 2,000

...the number of languages without any of the Bible, but with a possible need of a Bible translation to begin

about 209 million

...the number of people who speak the less than 2,000 languages where translation projects have not yet begun

Over 1,500

...the number of translation programs where Wycliffe and its partners are currently at work


...the number of language groups that have access to the New Testament in their heart language


...the number of language groups that have access to the entire Bible in the language they understand best

over 7 billion

...the population of the world

Although Bible translation is progressing at a more rapid rate today than ever before, an overwhelming amount of work has yet to be done.

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