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Access to Scripture


The following passages in the Bible were referenced in some way in the prayer for this topic.

Jn. 4:35; Hos. 4:6; Ps. 1:2; Ps. 119; Neh. 1:5; Heb. 4:14, 15

Statistics

  • Every year there are around 78.5 million Bibles distributed.

    — Fairchild, Mary. “Christianity Today – General Statistics and Facts of Christianity.” Christianity.about.com. 2012. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.

  • The three areas of greatest need for the Scripture: Central Africa/Nigeria, Mainland/Southeast Asia, and Indonesia/Pacific Islands.

    About 180 million people speak languages where Bible translation has not yet begun.

    There are still 1,900+ languages that have no Scripture whatsoever.

    Less than 93% of these languages have a complete Bible.

    — “Translation Statistics.” Wycliffe.org. 2014. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.

  • United Bible Societies are currently translating God’s Word into 500 languages.

    Only 1,231 languages have the New Testament.

    There are around 6,600 languages in the world.

    — “Translation.” Biblesociety.org.nz. 2013. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.

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Ministries And Organizations Who Are Making a Difference

I am not personally involved in all the ministries and organizations listed below. I am merely listing known possibilities within a limited framework of credentials. Please do your own research.

The Seed Company

"Our VISION for the next 10 years is to reach ONE BILLION more with God’s Word!

Wycliffe Associates

"By partnering with national translators, we can help accelerate Bible translation and ensure that we are communicating God’s Word accurately—and powerfully." Great progress using modern-day technology!

Wycliffe Bible Translators

"We want everyone to have it [the Bible] in a language they understand." Long time player in scripture translation.