Bible Society in Northern Ireland

Global Scripture Access Report


Global Scripture Access ReportLast year, Bible Societies assisted in the completion of Scripture translations in 49 languages spoken by more than 580 million people. 20 of these languages were getting Scripture for the very first time!

Bible Society NI is committed to reaching everyone with God’s Word. We are part of the global United Bible Societies fellowship, striving to give everyone access to the Bible. Through translation, publication and distribution of Scripture we aim to see more and more people every year receiving God’s Word in their hands and hearts.

In 2017 global Scripture access gathered momentum:

  • People received the Bible in their language for the very first time
  • Groups who had been struggling with an out of date translation of Scripture welcomed a new revision
  • Work continued on 26 sign language translations, and another 10 have gone into the planning and preparation stages
  • Two languages received their first ever portions of Braille Scriptures
  • There were developments in digital technology and by the end of 2017 Bible Societies had made Scripture available online in 1,269 languages

Praise God that every year more people engage with His life changing Word.

You can read the full Global Scripture Access Report here. Click for lots more information and stories of how people were impacted in 2017.

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Daily Bible Reading Guide 2018
Social Media
Bake for Bibles
The Bible App for Kids