Bible Translations

Who Translated the Bible Into…?

I wrote earlier how the Bible is the most translated book ever.

One thing that that article failed to address, however, is who were the translators behind those Bible translations.

So, if you’re interested in knowing who first translated the Bible in its complete form for the first time into your favorite language, keep reading below.

Translators Behind Bible Translations
(World’s Top 20 Languages by Native Speaker)

Who translated the Bible into Chinese? The British and Foreign Bible Society

Who translated the Bible into English? John Wycliffe

Who translated the Bible into Spanish? Casiodoro de Reina

Who translated the Bible into Hindi? Jehovah’s Witnesses

Who translated the Bible into Arabic? Catholic Church

Who translated the Bible into Portuguese? João Ferreira Annes d’Almeida

Who translated the Bible into Bengali? William Carey

Who translated the Bible into Russian? Francysk Skaryna

Who translated the Bible into Japanese? James Curtis Hepburn and Samuel Robbins Brown

Who translated the Bible into Punjabi? The British and Foreign Bible Society

Who translated the Bible into German? Johannes Mentelin

Who translated the Bible into Javanese? Gottlob Brückner

Who translated the Bible into Wu? Unknown

Who translated the Bible into Malay? Melchior Leidekker, H.C. Klinkert, and W.G. Shellabear

Who translated the Bible into Telugu? Lyman Jewett

Who translated the Bible into Vietnamese? Albert Schlicklin

Who translated the Bible into Korean? John the Baptist Choi Chang Hyun

Who translated the Bible into FrenchJacques Lefèvre d’Étaples

Who translated the Bible into Marathi? Vaidyanath Sarma

Who translated the Bible into Tamil? Bartholomäus Ziegenbalg and Benjamin Schultze


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