TBS Simte Bible
10 February 2020
Simte, spoken primarily by the Simte people, is one of the many tribal languages of Northeast India. The Society has half-a-dozen active tribal language Bible projects in this part of India. We are thankful for the considerable thirst among these people groups for a faithful Bible based on the Hebrew Masoretic and Greek Received Texts, using the medium of the Authorised (King James) Version.
In 1992 the Society published its first Simte Bible, which was a translation of the Authorised Version (AV). However, further revisions were deemed necessary as in some instances the original translators did not have a full grasp of the English employed in the AV. In addition, the Simte language was at that time still developing. Subsequently, the Simte Bible Revision Committee have diligently worked on the Bible for twelve years and the revised text was finalised late in 2019.
It is a joy to report that the editorial department are now finalising the typeset text and hope soon to prepare the print-ready files. We are thankful that firstBible International are partnering with us by funding the printing of the Simte Bible at Bearing Precious Seed, Milford, Ohio. It is hoped to publish the Simte Bible during the course of 2020, if the Lord will.
We would appreciate prayer for the final stages of the Simte Bible revision project, which can sometimes take longer than desired, especially as unexpected delays can occur. Please pray for editorial staff as they oversee the work needed to bring this long-awaited Bible to publication. ‘For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me’ (John 17.8).