Step 1: Translating the Script
Here are the five steps of making a translation. Be sure to look at the Final Step—that's the one you can use to reach people for Christ.
The process begins by seeking out a trained Bible translator from one of our partners (Wycliffe Bible Translators, SIL International, Pioneer Bible Translators, Lutheran Bible Translators, etc.) who is working with the language—or a partner who can train a primary-language speaker in the translation process. He or she must be able to express spiritual truth powerfully and from the heart. Working with exactly timed phrases, a careful, line-by-line translation is done, matching the new language as closely as possible to the exact syllable count of the original English version. This process often takes several months or more.
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