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Shona Bible

08 June 2018  
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There are around 14.2 million Shona speakers, the great majority of whom are found in Zimbabwe where most of our Shona Bible translators live. This country has experienced great hardship over recent years.

Following the publication of the Shona New Testament in 2014, the Bible translation team have been working diligently on the Old Testament. Some months ago they completed the entire Old Testament in first draft and are now engaged in reviewing and proofreading both the Old Testament and the New Testament. They are blessed to have a team of proofreaders helping them in this review.

The Society is grateful to the Zimbabwean Mission of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, under whose auspices the Shona Bible project is being carried out. Please remember the translators, reviewers and proofreaders as they seek to finalise the text of the Shona Bible. ‘Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father’ (1 Thessalonians 1.3).


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