In a land where many people have multiple Bibles, both physical and digital, it can be difficult to fathom that there are more than 1.2 billion people in the world who have no access to the Bible in their heart language. To top that sad statistic, we learn that there are currently 2,000 languages that have absolutely no translation efforts underway.
Of the world’s 7 billion people, 1.2 billion are waiting for the New Testament of the Bible to be translated into their language.
The reality of this “Bible Poverty” led to the genesis of Every Tribe Every Nation (ETEN), a partnership of some of the heavyweights in Bible translation and ministry: Biblica, Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, and the American Bible Society. These organization and their international partners combine to produce 90 percent of the Bible translations in the world.