Bible Translation

Watch scripture come alive as you work with national colleagues to translate the word into their heart language. 

Missionaries trained with an emphasis in linguistics and translation focus on the process of bringing Scripture into the heart language of the people they are serving.

They study Biblical languages, linguistics, and translation principles during preparation. They are language and culture learners as they build relationships and gain insight into the community in which they work. They help coordinate the translation process from first draft, through a series of accuracy and naturalness checks, to publication.

Training and empowering local people to translate the Bible into their own languages, they often work as exegetical advisors and project coordinators for the partner organization that operates the language program. 


LBT is seeking Lutherans to serve overseas through the ministry of Bible translation and Scripture Engagement. If you feel that God may be leading you towards missions, LBT may have a place for you.