Bible Translation Resources


Ethnologue provides a comprehensive listing of the known living languages of the world. They provide a summary data of identified languages. You can also get the SIL Software (a tool to assist linguists, anthropologists, and other language workers) from this website.

First Bible International

First Bible International is a Bible translating and publishing ministry. They are focused on their three-fold goals: Bible publishing, national training, and church planting. You can find on their website their online store, projects, media resources, and many more.

Our information technology team is working throughout the world to meet the technology needs of translators. For more than 35 years, JAARS-trained personnel have pioneered in using technology to speed Bible translation. Our team has helped develop the most comprehensive translation support software suite available; designed communication solutions for teams working in remote areas; and established a worldwide email network for language and support workers, processing more than 81 million emails during our 2008 fiscal year.Throughout the year, we also host Check-IT-Out conferences, which demonstrate how computers are used to support Bible translation—and the variety of ways IT professionals can get involved.


Paratext has software programs for Windows and Linux OS. These software programs are developed by the United Bible Societies and SIL International. The purpose of the software programs is to allow you to input, edit, check, and publish a translation of the Scriptures, based on the original texts (Greek, Hebrew), and modeled on versions in major languages.

Pioneer Bible Translators

Pioneer Bible Translators is serving 17 million people in 46 language projects on their current fields. They have more than 20 projects and 4 new fields. Pioneer Bible Translators helps people without God's Word impact their context with Scripture, equipping them to translate it into their language and use it to transform their community.

SIL International

SIL serves language communities worldwide, building their capacity for sustainable language development, by means of research, translation, training and materials development. Materials that SIL translates include books and booklets for educational programs, stories related to culture and folklore, health and community development resources, and Scripture texts.

Bible League International

Wycliffe Associates

Wycliffe Associates partners with national translators to help accelerate Bible translation and ensure that the communication of God's Word to people is accurate and powerful. If you feel led to support Bible translation, visit their website to find out how you can become part of their team or organization.


Wycliffe Bible Translation Acceleration Kits
National Bible translators in remote regions of the world face civil violence, corruption, and dangerous terrain. Through your gifts, Wycliffe Associates stands alongside them with air support, supplies, training, and more. And now, we have an unprecedented opportunity to provide Bible Translation Acceleration Kits—using state-of-the-art equipment to remotely connect Bible translation consultants with on-site national translators.
Instead of traveling through dangerous terrain to hard-to-reach locations, translation consultants can connect remotely with national translators on-site through technology.
Translation Acceleration Kits give instant satellite connection and speed up the process of a New Testament translation by two years. It includes a small, portable netbook computer; satellite communication terminal; solar panel; battery; and power supply.

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