Be a New Testament Translator

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All-Nations church-planting team model:

Old Testament translator
New Testament translator
Community development facilitator

Why translate the New Testament?

Scripture in the mother tongue is foundational to a maturing church.

The New Testament in the mother tongue reveals and expounds the Gospel:

  • Jesus' life, death, and resurrection
  • The church operating under His headship in local congregations
  • The Kingdom of God spreading throughout the world, crossing political and ethnic boundaries

Among those language groups where translation has been done, too many still lack the complete New Testament. For any number of reasons, translation progress stopped after a few books were translated. Without the entire New Testament in their language, how can the local church understand God's will for their doctrine and function?

7,394 - languages spoken in the world
1,264 - languages with only parts of the New Testament
1,268 - languages with no Bible at all
(September 2023 statistics)

God speaks their language. His Son became human for them.
Help bring the Story to them.

Be a New Testament translator.

Collaborative effort
Trained team members working with local speakers of the target language

Faithful translation
True to the original-language texts, yet clear in the target-language context

Thorough review
Reviewed by a consultant, and also used and tested in the community

Ready access
Portions produced as they become available—in digital, audio, and print

Read our Translation Philosophy on the blog
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Read "Where We Do Bible Translation"

Becoming a New Testament Translator

Training to be a new Testament translator involves much more than just learning Greek, but with diligence it can be done! From orientation to team launch, members typically spend two to four years in training. Click below to view the training requirements. The second document shows some of the places we may recommend for training.

Training RequirementsTraining Sources

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  • “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17
  • “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witness of these things.” Luke 24:47, 48
  • “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
  • “In you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3
  • “That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.” Ephesians 3:6
  • “That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 17:21
  • “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’?” Mark 11:17
  • “Ask of me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance.” Psalm 2:8
  • “Behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.” Revelation 7:9
  • “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1
  • “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” 2 Timothy 3:16
  • “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105
  • “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” Proverbs 25:25
  • “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Psalm 19:10
  • “All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before You.” Psalm 22:27
  • “Truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.” Numbers 14:21
  • “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.” Psalm 96:3, 4
  • “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14
  • “That all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.” 1 Kings 8:60
  • “For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations.” Malachi 1:11
  • “All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, and shall glorify Your name.” Psalm 86:9
  • “For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Isaiah 61:11
  • "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" Psalm 46:10
  • "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:3, 4
  • "You are worthy. . .; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God." Revelation 5:9, 10