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bible-translations-languagesThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints publishes editions of the Bible in English and Spanish. In many other non-English languages, the Church has identified a preferred non–Latter-day Saint edition of the Bible for use in Church meetings and classes.

English

The Church publishes an English-language edition of the King James Version of the Holy Bible. It includes LDS footnotes and chapter headings, a Topical GuideBible DictionaryBible ChronologyHarmony of the GospelsBible MapsBible PhotographsGuide to the Scriptures, and selections from the Joseph Smith Translation. The latest edition was updated in 2013 and is available in various printed, electronic, and audio formats.

Spanish

In 2009, the LDS Church published a Spanish-language edition of the Bible entitled Santa Biblia: Reina-Valera 2009. The text is based on the 1909 version of the Reina-Valera translation, with modernized grammar and vocabulary. It includes LDS footnotes and chapter headings, as well as a Guide to the Scriptures and selections from the Joseph Smith Translation. It is available in various printed, electronic, and audio formats.

Other Languages

Below is a list of preferred translations of the Holy Bible for use in Church meetings and classes. These are not published by the Church.



Language



Name



Published By



Version



Edition

Afrikaans

Die Bybel

Bible Society of South Africa

1933

1953 Edition

Albanian

Bibla

La Buona Novella of Italy

1994

1994 Edition

Amharic

Metshef Qdus

Bible Society of Ethiopia

1962

1962 Haile Selassie Edition

Arabic

Al-Kitab al-Muqaddas

Arabic Bible Society

Van Dyke Version

1966 Edition

Armenian (East)

Astvatsashoonch

United Bible Societies

Ararat 1896 UBS Version

1992 Edition

Bengali

Pabitra ba’ibela

Bible Society of India

Old Version

2012 Edition

Bikolano

An Biblia

Philippine Bible Society

1982

1992 Edition

Bislama

Baebol long Bislama

Bible Society in the South Pacific

1997 Version

1997 Edition

Bulgarian

Biblia

Bulgarian Bible Society

1914 Thompson Revision of 1871 translation

2005 New Orthography
Edition

Burmese

Thammakyam

United Bible Societies

Judson Bible

1964 Edition

Cambodian

Prak Gumbi Parsut

United Bible Society

1962 Khmer Old Version (Hammond)

1989 Edition

Catalan

La Bíblia

Casal and Vall

1970 Montserrat Catalan Bible

1970 Edition

Cebuano

Ang Biblia

Philippine Bible Society

2000
Pinadayag version

2000
Edition

Chinese (Traditional)


The Holy Bible

Hong Kong Bible Society
United Bible Societies

1989 Chinese Union Version

Traditional characters with new punctuation

Chinese (Traditional) /KJV 2-column

The Holy Bible

Hong Kong Bible Society
United Bible Societies

1989 Chinese Union
Version

King James Version

Traditional characters
with new punctuation

Chinese (Simplified)

The Holy Bible

Hong Kong Bible Society
United Bible Societies

1989 Chinese Union Version

Simplified characters
with new punctuation

Chuukese

Ewe Kapasen God

United Bible Societies

1991 Version

1991 Edition

Croatian

Biblija

Kršćanska Sadašnjost

1996

1996 Edition

Czech

Bible Svatá

Česká Biblická Společnost

1613 Kralickeho Z
Roku

1991 Edition

Danish

Bibelen

Danish Bible Society

1992 Revision

1992 Edition

Dutch

Bijbel

Royal Jongbloed

2010 Herziene
Statenvertaling Version

2010 Jongbloed Edition

Estonian


Piibel

 

British and Foreign Bible Society

1968 Version

1991 Edition

Fante (Akan Fante)

Nwoma Kronkron.

 

Bible Society of Ghana

 1988 UBS Version

1988 Edition

Fijian

Ai Vola Tabu 

Bible Society of the South Pacific, Suva

1902 Langham translation

1987 Edition

Finnish

Raamattu

Finnish Bible Society (Suomen Pipliaseura)

1992 New Church Bible (Uusi kirkkoraamattu)

1992 Edition

French

La Sainte Bible

Bible Society of France

Louis Segond 1910 UBS Version

1990 Edition

Georgian

Biblia

Institute for Bible Translation/United Bible Societies

2002

2002 Edition

German

Die Bibel

Katholische Bibelanstalt GmbH, Stuttgart

Uniform Translation

(Einheitsübersetzung)

1980 Edition

Greek

ΤΑ ΙΕΡΑ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΑ

Pergamos Publications 

1995 Spyros Filos revision of the Vamvas translation

4th Edition

Guarani

Nande Ruete Ne’e Bibli

German Mission Among the Natives of Paraguay

2006

First Edition

Haitian

Bib La

Haitian Bible Society

1992 Version

1999 Edition (New
orthography)

Hiligaynon

Ang Biblia

Philippine Bible Society

1982

1982 Edition

Hindi

Pavitra ba’ibala

Bible Society of India

1983 Old Version

1992 Edition

Hmong

Txoj Moo Zoo Uas Yog Vajtswv Txojlus

United Bible Societies

UBS Version

2000 Edition

Hungarian

Szent Biblia

Hungarian Bible Society

Karoli Gaspar 1586
Version

1992 Edition

Icelandic

Biblian

Bible Society Reykjavik, Iceland

1981

1981 Edition

Ilokano

Ti Biblia

Philippine Bible Society

1982

1982 Edition

Indonesian

Alkitab

Indonesian Bible Society

1993

1993 Edition

Italian

La Sacra Bibbla

British and Foreign Bible Society

Revised Version(Luzzi
Bible) 1924

 

Japanese


 Seisho

Japanese Bible Society

1955

1955 Edition

Kannada


Satyavedavu

Bible Society of India

Jehovah Version

2002 Edition

Kekchi

Li Santil Hu

Bible Society of Guatemala

SBG Version

2006 Edition

Kikamba

Mbivilia

United Bible Societies

1974 UBS

1974 Edition

Kinyarwanda


Bibiliya Yera

Bible Society of Rwanda

1957

2001 Edition

Kiribati (Gilbertese)

Te Baibara

Bible Society in the South Pacific

1954 revision of 1893 version

1990 Edition

Korean

 Seong Gyeong Jeon Seo

Korean Bible Society

 Korean Revised Version Bible

2005 alternate
terminology Edition

Kosraean

Bible Mutal

Bible Society of Micronesia

1976 Version

2006
Edition

Latvian

Bibele  

Latvian Bible Society

1975

1975 Edition

Lingala

Biblia

Bible Society of Zaïre

1970

1970 Edition

Lithuanian

BIBLIJA arba Šventasis Raštas

Lithuanian Bible Society

1999

1999 Edition

Macedonian

Sveto Pismo

Bible Society of the Republic of Macedonia

2007

2007 Edition

Malagasy

Ny Soratra Masina

Bible Society of Madagascar

1965 Version

1991 Edition

Malay

Alkitab Berik Baik

Malay Bible Society

1996

1996 Edition

Maltese

Il-Bibbja Mqaddsa

Trinitarian Bible Society

1980

1980 Edition

Marshallese

Jeje Ko Rekwōjarjar

Words of Grace Ministries

2009

2009 Edition

Mongolian

Ariyun Bibli

Mongolian Bible Association

2000

2000 Edition

Navajo

Diyin God Bizaad
 

American Bible Society

1985

1985 Edition

Nepali

Pabitra Baibal

Nepali Bible Society

NBS New Revised Version

1997 Edition

Norwegian

Bibelen
   

Norsk Bibel A/S

1988

1988 Edition

Palauan

Chedaol Biblia

Bible Society of Micronesia

2004

2004 Edition

Pampango

Ing Biblia

Philippine Bible Society

1967 Version

1970 Edition

Pangasinan

Say Biblia

Philippine Bible Society

1982

1982 Edition

Persian

Kitab Muqadis

Elam Ministries

1895 Standard Version

1996 Edition

Pohnpeian

Pwuk Sarawi

United Bible Societies

1994

1994 Edition

Polish

Biblia Swieta

British and Foreign Bible Society

 1975 Warsaw Bible

1991 Edition

Portuguese

Biblia Sagrada

Trinitarian Bible Society

1994 Corrigida e Revisada

1995 4th Edition

Rarotongan

Bibilia Tapu ra

Bible Society in the South Pacific

London Missionary Society 1851 Version

1888 Edition

Romanian

Biblia Sua Sfinta Scriptura

United Bible Societies

1586 Version

1993 Edition

Russian

Bibliya

Russian Bible Society

Synodal Version

1994 RBS Edition

Samoan

O le Tusi Paia

Bible Society in the South Pacific

1884 Version

1884 Edition

Serbian

Biblija

Yugoslavian Bible Society

Vuk Karađić-Gjuro
Danačić version of Sveto Pismo

1993 Edition

Setswana

Baebel E E Boitshepo

Bible Society of South Africa

1908 Version

1992 Edition

Shona

Bhaibheri

Bible Society of Zimbabwe

1949

1949 Edition

Sinhala

The Holy Bible

Ceylon Bible Society

Sinhala Union (old)
Version 1938

1975 Edition

Slovak

Biblia

Slovak Bible Society

1999 Revision of the 1979 Version

1999 Edition

Slovenian

Sveto Pismo

Slovenian Bible Society

1996

1996 Edition

Swahili

Biblia

British and Foreign Bible Society

Holy Bible in Kiswahili,
Union Version

1989 Edition

Swedish

Bibeln: Svenska Folkbibelen

XTMedia

1998

1998
Edition

Tagalog

Ang Biblia

Philippine Bible Society

1982

1982 Edition

Tahitian

Te Biblilia Mo ‘a Ra Bible

British and Foreign Bible Society

1884 Version

1884 Edition

Tamil

The Holy Bible

Bible Society of India

1850Tamil OV (Old Version)

1990 Edition

Telugu

The Holy Bible

Bible Society of India

1904Telugu Old Version

1972 Edition 

Thai

Prakrittham Kampi

Thailand Bible Society

2011 Revision of 1971 Thai Standard Version

2011 Edition

Tongan

Koe Tohi Tabu Katoa

Bible Society in the South Pacific

1884 Version

1884 Edition

Tok Pisin
(Neomelanesian)

Buk Baibel

Bible Society of Papua New Guinea

1989 Version

1989 Standard Edition

Tshiluba

Mukanda wa Nzambi

Bible Society of D.R. Congo

1964 Version

1993 Edition

Turkish

Kitabi Mukaddes

Turkish Bible Society

1941

1941 Edition

Twi (Asante)

Twerεw Kronkron

United Bible Societies

UBS 1964

1964 Edition

Twi (Akuapem)

Twerεw Kronkron

United Bible Societies

UBS1964

1964 Edition

Ukrainian

Bibliya

Ukrainian Bible Society

1991 Protestant Version

1991 Edition

Urdu

Kitab Muqadis

Pakistan Bible Society

1990 Revised Protestant Version

2008 New Font Edition

Vietnamese

Kinh Thanh

United Bible Societies

1982 Edition of the 1926 Protestant Version

2010 Revision

Waray

An Baraan Nga Kasuratan

Philippine Bible Society

1983

1983 Edition

Xhosa

Izibhalo Ezingcwele

Bible Society of South Africa

1859

1975 9th Edition
(Revised Standard Orthography)

Yapese

Bible Ni Thothup

Bible Society of Micronesia

2007

2007 Edition

Yoruba

Bibeli Mimo

United Bible Societies, Lagos, Nigeria

United Bible Societies 1969

Corrected Edition

Zulu

IBhayibheli Elingcwele
 

Bible Society of South Africa

1959

1997 First South African Ed

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