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Underground copies of Wycliffe's Bible circulated for over 150 years among his followers, who paid the equivalent of more than $1,000 (in today's U.S. dollars) for a single smuggled text.

Making the Bible: labor that set the future free


From the January 1992 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Today the entire Bible is translated into over three hundred languages and dialects, and portions are available in 1,600 additional languages—ranging from English, German, French, and Chinese to Welsh, Icelandic, and Cherokee Indian. But who gave us these Bibles? They came from individuals who committed their lives to the arduous work of translating the Bible out of the early Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and Aramaic texts into everyday spoken languages.