World Christian Database

Scripture translation and distribution

Each year Bible Societies and agencies around the world report on their work of translating the scriptures into new languages or revisions, and on the distribution of printed scripture products (Bibles, New Testaments, Portions and Selections).

Publication dates, often representing the culmination of many years translation efforts and great community celebrations, are listed in the Recent translations query on the Scripture home page.

The United Bible Societies annual report also collates distribution data from each of the individual Bible Societies. WCD reports these data as a rolling 5-year average, updated this quarter, together with estimates of non-UBS distribution. See the "Scripture" fields for adding to country-level queries such as Scriptures in the Country and Regions home page.