Translating, proofing, printing, and distributing Bibles for new people groups used to take decades. Improved systems, easier travel, and new communication technologies have accelerated these processes. Now that half of the world’s population has mobile devices, when our partners share their Bibles with YouVersion, we can make them available worldwide…within minutes.
And yet, even with these advances, more than a billion people still don’t have a complete Bible in their language. In fact, of some 7,000 active languages today, the complete Bible has been translated into fewer than 600, and the New Testament into only about 1,300.