The Bible Thrives Amid COVID-19

God’s work cannot be thwarted or destroyed. He is sovereign. Guest Post.

By David Ettinger

Translating God’s Word
COVID-19 has strangled the economy, lifestyles, businesses, social lives, and church attendance, but it has not touched the Bible. According to the Christian Post, “Despite challenges presented by the pandemic, Wycliffe Associates saw the completion of more Bible translations in 2020 than in any other single year.”[1]

If this doesn’t elicit a “Praise God,” I don’t know what does.

Wycliffe Bible Translators has been translating Bibles into the world’s numerous and diverse languages since 1942. The ministry completed New Testament translations in 141 languages in 2020, and has added another 8 for the Old Testament.

The reason for the surge has been the improvement in online technology. According to Tim Neu, interim president and CEO of Wycliffe Associates, “COVID lockdowns kept Bible translators at home, but our online Bible translation system enabled many to continue their work together.”[2]

And the beat…

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