American Bible Society
GIVING PEOPLE ACCESS TO THE
LIFE-CHANGING MESSAGE OF GOD’S WORD

At American Bible Society, we envision a different world.

WHERE ALL PEOPLE

have access to the
LIFE-CHANGING
message of God's Word.

WE SEE A PROBLEM

  • 1 Billionpeople around the world don't have access to God's Word
  • 89 Millionpeople in the United States don't read their Bible
  • 6,000languages have yet to receive a full Bible translation
  • 1 in 7people have experienced trauma that prevents them from encountering God in the Bible

We work tirelessly with our partners to make the Bible available and alive for people in the most difficult circumstances.

For CHILDREN healing from violence

For PEOPLE searching for meaning

For FAMILIES longing for a
Bible in their heart language

We see a Solution

We work with a global network of partners
to reach the unreached, helping all people engage

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We see a future

In the next 10 years, we will work with partners to translate

100 Percent of languages

around the world. and equip

100 million  people

in the U.S. to actively engage with the Bible

We see God's faithfulness

By leveraging 200 years of innovation—from publishing
the first braille Bible to launching a library of digital Bible translations—
we change lives through God’s Word.

1816

American Bible Society Founding

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1817

First Bibles for U.S. Military

1843

First Bibles for the Blind

1860

Bibles Given to Pony Express Riders

1948

First Bible-Based TV and Radio Programming

1976

Completion of the Good News Translation (GNT) Bible

1987

First Bible Printing in China

2010

Bible-Based Trauma Healing Launches in Africa

2012

The Digital Bible Library

2015

Launch of the .Bible Top-Level Domain

2016

American Bible Society Celebrates 200 Years

You can make the Bible
AVAILABLE & ALIVE
in the world's most difficult places today.