Church Announces ‘Exciting Developments’ to Standard Works Translations

Church Announces ‘Exciting Developments’ to Standard Works Translations

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New Developments in LDS Scripture Translations

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Almost 185 years after the first pages of the Book of Mormon were printed on E. B. Grandin’s press in Palmyra, New York, the 110th translation of the Book of Mormon was published online.

The First Presidency announced March 18 the publication of the Kosraean Book of Mormon — the first book of scripture available in that language — on LDS.org and the Gospel Library. Printed copies will be available in July. Kosrae is an island in the Federated States of Micronesia.

In the past, the Church released printed versions of new translations before the digital versions. Now the Church is releasing the digital versions at the same time translations are sent to the printer, which makes the newly translated scriptures available to members much earlier.

According to the Church’s Scriptures Committee — chaired by Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles — members can look forward to several exciting developments regarding the standard works this year.

To read more about new translations of the standard works, updates to existing translations, and other languages that are available digitally, see the full story on LDS Church News.

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  1. I just want to thanks God and the Leadership of the church along with all those that have and continue to make it possible for us to have access to the scriptures in print, digitally and all the official mobile applications that are circulating legally or clandestinely in the world. The world has never before seen and heard such shovel ready treasures accessible to all. Now we all can be as prophers and apostles for the work of salvation for the living and the dead and the everlastingly increasing praise and glory of our God.

    • I believe there already is. Sam Hannah (spelling may not be right) translated it into Hebrew – he was not a member but he converted based on how amazingly and easily the Book of Mormon slipped back into Hebrew.

  2. Great news, but the Kosraean people already have a book of scripture in their own language. It wasn’t translated by the LDS church, and it isn’t the King James Version, but it is the Bible, and they read it. The Book of Mormon (Puk Luhn Mormon) will change their lives, though. Thanks for the news

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