Bible Translators Launch Campaign to Provide Scripture Access to Every Language by 2033

The alliance of the world’s leading Bible translation organizations, called illumiNations (@illumiNations), is launching an ambitious Bible translation fund raising campaign to make Scripture available in every language in the next 12 years. [Read the Bible in multiple languages on Bible Gateway] The “I Want to Know” campaign asks people to sponsor the translation of […] The post Bible Translators Launch Campaign to Provide Scripture Access to Every Language by 2033 appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.

Bible Translators Launch Campaign to Provide Scripture Access to Every Language by 2033
The alliance of the world’s leading Bible translation organizations, called illumiNations (@illumiNations), is launching an ambitious Bible translation fund raising campaign to make Scripture available in every language in the next 12 years. [Read the Bible in multiple languages on Bible Gateway] The “I Want to Know” campaign asks people to sponsor the translation of one or more Bible verses in partnership with one of the 3,800 language communities worldwide that don’t yet have a complete Bible. More than 2,000 of those languages don’t have a single verse of Scripture yet. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, A Day in the Life of Bible Translators] It only takes a minute to create your own Bible Gateway free personal account and you’ll immediately upgrade your Bible Gateway experience. Do it right now! “Can you imagine not having the Bible in English or your native language?” asks Mart Green, ministry investment officer at Hobby Lobby and avid supporter of the illumiNations Bible translation movement. “One billion people still don’t know what God’s Word has to say to them. We can help fulfill the Great Commission and eradicate ‘Bible poverty’ in this generation.” [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, How Has the Bible Shaped Our World?: An Interview with Steve Green] The “I Want to Know” campaign includes powerful testimonies from people who don’t yet have access to the full Bible in the language they understand best. Walkie, a native speaker of the Yupik language of Alaska, remembers the moment his mother understood the Bible’s message for the first time. “Before my mother died, I was able to read her Psalm 139 in Yupik,” he recalled. “And she said, ‘Oh! So that is what it means to us!’” Yupik speakers have some Scripture in their language, but are still waiting for a complete Bible. Sign up to get the Know the Bible free email lesson series from Bible Gateway. For $35, participants in the “I Want to Know” campaign are able to sponsor one translated verse of Scripture. People are also encouraged to post the Bible verse they “want the world to know” on social media using the hashtag #IWTKBible. “The translators are in place, the strategy is in place, and with support from Christians across the USA and around the world, we can help every single person on earth access Scripture in the language they understand best,” said Bill McKendry, campaign creative director. The illumiNations alliance envisions all people having access to Scripture by the year 2033—the target identified as “All Access Goals.” It means 95% of the world’s population will have access to a full Bible 99.96% will have access to a New Testament and 100% will have access to at least some portion of Scripture. The “I Want to Know” campaign will play a significant role in making the Bible available to all. =p> Sign up for our Verse of the Day to receive a daily Bible verse in four well-known translations. By submitting your email address, you understand that you will receive email communications from Bible Gateway, a division of The Zondervan Corporation, 3900 Sparks Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 USA, including commercial communications and messages from partners of Bible Gateway. You may unsubscribe from Bible Gateway’s emails at any time. If you have any questions, please review our Privacy Policy or email us at privacy@biblegateway.com. 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Partners include American Bible Society, Biblica, Deaf Bible Society, Lutheran Bible Translators, Pioneer Bible Translators, Seed Company, SIL International, United Bible Societies, The Word for the World, and Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. Learn more at illuminations.bible. Study the Bible with confidence and convenience by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it right now! The post Bible Translators Launch Campaign to Provide Scripture Access to Every Language by 2033 appeared first on Bible Gateway Blog.