Translators Work on Bible for Deaf People in Japan

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Wycliffe Bible Translators are working to bring the Bible to Japanese Deaf people.

Japanese Sign Language (JSL) is very different from written and spoken Japanese, with no current Bible translations available, leaving around 300,000 Japanese deaf without access to the Word.

Wycliffe’s Andy Keener told Mission Network News, the project has been ongoing since 1993.

“This past year they’ve finished the Book of Daniel and right now they’re working on the Book of Ezra,” says Mr Keener.

“We really want to see God’s Word made available to each heart language so that there’s no language barrier between individuals anywhere in the world, and the revelation that God has given us through His Word.”

Once translations are complete, videos will be recorded for the Japanese Deaf community to receive God’s Word.

 

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