50 New Scripture Translations Completed Last Year

Last year, the Bible Societies translated the Bible into 50 different languages.

According to BreakingChristianNews.com, those languages account for nearly 160 million people. Along with the translations, 11 communities received their very first full Bible and six received the New Testament.

United Bible Societies officials say that languages are constantly developing.

At the end of 2015, in total, the full Bible was available in 563 languages spoken by nearly 5.1 billion people.

It is estimated that there are 281 million people with only some parts of the Bible and another nearly 500 million with no Bible translation whatsoever.

In the digital age, the United Bible Societies has also worked to make the Bible available digitally. At the end of 2015, the Digital Bible Library contained about 1,200 Bibles, testaments and portions in about 950 languages.