The International Biblical Association [IBA] are the owners and producers of Wordproject - an open and royalty free webpage, which aims to make the Word of God - the Bible - available to as many people as possible, through a means that is simple, up-to-date and cheap to use and reproduce.
It is a fact that millions in today's world still do not have access to the Word of God in their own language.
The advent of the computer and the Internet made the browser one of the most common and easy to use programs, thus, a Bible in a webpage format, is not only accessible anywhere but also easy enough for anyone to use. Digital technology made it possible to offer the whole Bible in many languages, including simplified and traditional Chinese, Pinyin (Romanized Chinese), Portuguese, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, Hindi [and Hindi transliteration], Arabic, Urdu, Swahili, Amharic, Tagalog, Greek, Thai, Tamil, Hebrew, Somali, Indonesian, Viet, Turkish, Farsi, and many more, which may be displayed simultaneously in different combinations.
Wordproject also offers audio recordings (narrations) of the Holy Bible, in some of these languages, and our aim is to record many more. Wordproject is available for download in its text and audio formats, so it can be used offline. Wordproject includes an application [APP] for mobile devices for both Android and Apple - IOS. Wordproject has several 'sister' sites, including Wordplanet, Wordpocket, and Wordprokids, and a presence in Social Media at Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.
Wordproject is growing and changing, there are always new improvements and features to be added, plus other languages to be made available. If you are a native speaker of any of the languages we offer online, you may wish to take part and help, among many things, with the translation or the correction and updating of materials in your language.
Please, contact us through our email to learn how you can help.
Wordproject [as ChristianAsia] started it's presence online in 1997. Those were the early days of the internet and our participation online was simple and limited. In 2001 we started scanning some Bibles and the first aim was to reach out to China. The Chinese, Portuguese and English Bibles were the first to be placed on our site and for several years we concentrated on that region of the world. On April 12, 2002 we registered the Wordproject domain and we we started to expand into offering other languages. The site started to become more international. We recorded the Portuguese audio Bible in 2003-2008, and some versions of the Chinese Bible in 2010. In 2011 we were instrumental in recording the Amharic Bible. In 2012 our team in Africa recorded the first Swahili Audio New Testament, and in 2013 the first Swahili Audio Old Testament.
Furthermore, since then we recorded or financed the recording of the Portuguese (Brazilian) audio Bible, the Tagalog (Filipino) audio Bible, the Luganda (Uganda) audio Bible, the Urdu (Pakistan) audio Bible, the Tamil audio Bible, and the Catholic versions of the Chinese Bible in Mandarin and Cantonese also available in our website.
"For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." Isaiah 55:10-11
A Word of Appreciation
We started as a family-based ministry. We are greateful for the many people around the world who are cooperating with us. Below is a list [in alphabetic order] of those who have cooperated with us through the years. Without them it would be difficult, if at all possible, to build and maintain this online ministry. We thank you all:
Abdi Duale, Alexander Karaba, Alex Jorge, Anil Dhaliwal, Anit Deane, Arman Roshdi, Bai Wen Biao [Robin], Benjamim Matei, Benjamim Su, Binitha Navis, Binu Joseph, Brent, Clement Lee, Costas Stergiou, Cristiana Su, Darrel Six, Dennis Dyvig, Eagle Chan, Eddy Tan, Ellen G.V, Emanuel Soares, G.Shiva Kumar, Gabriel Soares, Gerardo Schnell-Medina, Gloria Su, Hephzibah Dhaliwal, Hison Kahng, Hlengiwe Ngcobo, Isaac Asiago, Isaac Mwkaeli, Jenny Chung, Jitender Singh, Joana Su, Jose Pinto, Joseph Chiringa, Julie Johnson, Julie Vanitha, Κωνσταντίνος Μπεζάνης, Leah Landes, Lilia Halitov, Ling Ayleen Yien, Martin Paraliev, Mathias Sserugo, Miranda Gao, Pamela Josker, Patricia Prebble, Pedro Ho, Phil DiFrancesca, Philip Soares, Raaj Vanitha, Raymond Yuen, Rob Johnson, Samnas Berhanu, Samuel Mwiti, Saul Ho, Silas Ngalaka, Stephen Chung, Sserugo Mathias, Steven Patrick, Terry Sun, Timothy Landes, Thompson K Fredison, Trevor James, Yeral Ogando, Yonas Hailemeskel, Yuqin.
If your name is not here, we would like it to be, there is still a lot more to be done in helping to bring the Word of God to every creature... i.e. if you are fluent in a language present in this site you may be a great help in translaing the tabs and navigation buttons, titles and instructins and maybe the articles present in the site. Please, contact WordProject HERE.