About us

United Bible Societies is a global network of 150 Bible Societies operating in over 240 countries and territories. Our mission is ‘The Bible for everyone.’ Bible Societies are actively working on around 500 translation projects at any given time in order to provide translations into languages which have never been translated as well as languages where existing translations need updating to grant access to the biblical text to today’s audiences.

We serve the global translation by:

  • sharing tools and resources
  • sharing expertise
  • collaborating with partner agencies

Our Bible translation specialists draw on their expertise and diverse experiences to create resources that help translation teams worldwide to understand the Greek and Hebrew texts. They are also involved in locally training translators and giving assistance throughout the translation process.

UBS and SIL developers also work on cutting-edge digital tools, which can assist in the Bible translation and publishing process by increasing quality, speed and collaboration.