The First Nations Version Project is a new translation, retelling the story of the Bible, primarily for the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (North America)
The First Nations Version of the New Testament is a new translation, attempting to capture the clarity and beauty of our Native storytellers in English, while remaining faithful to the original language of the NT.
The Gospel of Luke and Ephesians has been released!
The Gospel of Luke and Ephesians is now available in the US!
Coming Soon to Canada!
(All proceeds will be used to further fund this project).
Now Available! $8.00 US
Bulk orders will also be available Soon.
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The First Nations Version: New Testament!
As of June 2015 Rain Ministries and OneBook of Canada have partnered together, with the help of Wycliffe Associates, to create a First Nations Version New Testament using a group translation method. This increases accuracy and church ownership, while enhancing translation speed.
On September 13-18, 2015 a group of 10 Native Americans, from different tribes, gathered in Orlando Florida to begin the first step of this project. Wycliffe Associates funded and provided expertise and support. OneBook of Canada was also there to guide and serve.
On November 1-14 in Calgary Canada a group of 10 more Native North Americans gathered to continue the translation of the New Testament. OneBook funded this session and Wycliffe Associates provided training. A FNV Key Terms Council chose the key terms to be used. During this time our FNV Translation Council established the method of translation to be used, adapting and modifying other methods for our use.
First Nations Version: New Testament by First Nations Version Project is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
This New Testament is a unique part of the First Nations Version Project which includes the following.
1st Goal: Publish “Birth of the Chosen One” a book for children of all ages. Completed Nov 1st 2013.
2nd Goal: Publish “When the Great Spirit Walked Among Us” combining the four Gospels into one narrative, by August 2014. Now available for orders!
3rd Goal: In partnership with OneBook publish the Gospel of Luke and Ephesians at or before the end of May 2016.
4th Goal: In partnership with OneBook publish Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts and Ephesians at or before the end of December 31st 2016.
5th Goal: In partnership with OneBook publish the entire FNV New Testament by the end of 2017.