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A Gift to Translators
Tyndale House has a long-standing partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators, whose vision is to "make God's Word accessible to all people in the language of their heart." Every copy of the NLT contains the following statement on the copyright page:
Tyndale House Publishers and Wycliffe Bible Translators share the vision for an understandable, accurate translation of the Bible for every person in the world. Each sale of the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, benefits Wycliffe Bible Translators. Wycliffe is working with partners around the world to accomplish Vision 2025—an initiative to start a Bible translation program in every language group that needs it by the year 2025.

One of the partners that Wycliffe and Tyndale work with is the Seed Company, whose vision is "creatively networking God's people around the world to translate the Bible into every language for his glory." In short, the Seed Company works with nationals to do the work of Bible translation into their own language, rather than following the traditional model of sending western missionary-translators to complete a Bible translation themselves.


Roy Peterson, president of the Seed Company, giving the NLT Study Bible to a group of Nigerian translators (Fall 2008).
This past fall Tyndale House had the opportunity to give a gift of NLT Study Bibles to the Seed Company. Roy Peterson, president of the Seed Company, distributed these Bibles to a group of Nigerian Bible translators and then sent us a thank-you note with a roll of photos of the event to enjoy.

May God bless these men and women who are involved in translating the Bible in Nigeria, and may he bless the work of the Seed Company in helping to make it happen. And may the NLT Study Bible be blessing to those who are involved in the work.

posted by Sean Harrison at 12:00 PM
9 Comments
OpenID beautyofthebible.com said...

Excellent. Keep up the good work.

December 2, 2008 1:17 PM  
Blogger Paul Merrill said...

We appreciate it so much!

(And I love reading the NLT, too.)

-Paul Merrill for Wycliffe's The Seed Company
http://www.theseedcompany.org/

December 2, 2008 7:47 PM  
Anonymous Roy Peterson said...

What a privilege to part of this! As we delivered the NLT Study Bibles to our Nigerian translation colleagues I could see their excitement at getting such a valuable resource for their work. Having used the NLT Study Bible myself, I know first hand that these Bibles will really help them in their efforts to clearly translate the Bible for their own people. I am so deeply grateful for Tyndale’s partnership in bringing God’s Word to people who have waited so long!

December 3, 2008 1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your partnership with Wycliffe. We appreciate your support of our work.

Nate (Wycliffe Missionary)

December 4, 2008 10:52 AM  
Blogger Bob said...

It is a huge privilege for Wycliffe Bible Translators, including The Seed Company, to be in this important partnership with Tyndale House. Thank you for walking this road with us.

Bob Creson
President/CEO
Wycliffe Bible Translators USA

December 6, 2008 5:33 AM  
Blogger Sean Harrison said...

Thank you, beautyoftheBible, Paul, Roy, Nate, and Bob for visiting. I know Tyndale is honored to partner with Wycliffe & friends, and I have always admired the work that you folks are doing.

December 8, 2008 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Melissa Hudson said...

I enjoy the NLT and the details of the stories that give enlightenment to the perspective of my learning, and spiritual growth. I think it's amazing that such wonderful work has and IS being done!! What an accomplishment!! I'm an up and coming photographer so it is my dream to become a person who is lead by the spirit into areas where I can be used to document God's work being done. As of right now, I am the official definition of a statistic of the US. I am now unemployed, suddenly without a vehicle and barely have a place to live. I live each day knowing that I will contribute with such priveledge!!!

June 27, 2009 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Son of the Bible Belt said...

I discovered the New Living Translation Bible through the web-site of K Love! May both parties stay as connected as the Good Lord so desires!!

August 11, 2009 2:52 PM  
Anonymous Rick Solomon said...

I love the new NLT Study Bible. I think the in-depth study notes help to keep The Word current and relevent. It is, as a Bible Study aid, second-to-none that I know of. The only criticism I have is that I would prefer the translators to have used the Textus Receptus instead of the documents chosen by Westcott and Hort then followed by Nestle-Aland. Thanks again for a great study guide.

August 25, 2009 10:33 PM  

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