The effects of Bible translation
The effects of this ripple out beyond Christians and churches, and touch the lives of whole communities. When people learn to read and write in their language it means:
- They can communicate in new ways, and access technology they had been cut off from.
- They gain new opportunities to get work.
- They can learn their legal rights, so that it is harder for corrupt officials to abuse them.
- Women and girls are empowered.
- Education is transformed.
- Parents can read the correct dosage of medicine to give their children.
Poverty has many faces – spiritual, economic, social, physical. Watch this video to see how Bible translation plays a part in reducing them all:
(Watch more videos about Bible translation on YouTube)
That is why Wycliffe exists: so that everyone still waiting for the Bible in their language can experience the transformation God brings through his word and through the ripple effects of each translation.