The Canela Creation Story

After my wife Jo and I accepted the Canelas’ invitation 50 years ago to come and live with them in their jungle village in Brazil, we never heard a Canela pray. Why should they? Their Creator had abandoned them.

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‘Why have you come?’

No matter how long you have been a believer, the Bible is essential for teaching us more about the Lord and the way He wants us to live. God’s goal is to move us from simply being converts to being growing disciples. We are to be students, ever learning from the Word of our Teacher.…

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Alaska celebrates Yupik Bible recording

In 1959, Wycliffe Bible Translators sent two young linguists, David and Mitzi Shinen, to Gambell, Alaska. There they spent a few years learning the Yupik language and then started translating the New Testament. A careful and accurate translation from the original Greek New Testament, from Matthew to Revelation, took translators 59 years to complete. And…

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One Letter Makes a Big Difference

There is nothing God wants to say that he cannot say in any language on earth. Wycliffe Bible Translators believe this with all our hearts. We, along with our partners, are committed to clear, accurate and natural Bible translation. Another way of saying this is that we are committed to biblically-accurate and culturally-relevant translation, ensuring that…

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1,000th Translation: Keliko New Testament

This past August, the Keliko people of South Sudan celebrated a momentous milestone: after 20 years of perseverance through the hardships of civil war and displacement, the Keliko translation team has completed their translation of the New Testament. SIL International, a partner of the Wycliffe Global Alliance (WGA) in the Bible translation movement, celebrated a milestone of its…

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Jesus Speaks Sirmar

It’s easy to imagine Bible translation as simply exchanging one set of words for another, but it is so much more than that. Situating translated Scripture in the cultural context is critically important.

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