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FNV LogoThe First Nations Version Project is a new translation, retelling the story of the Bible, primarily for the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (North America)

FNV is a new translation of the Bible, attempting to capture the clarity and beauty of our Native storytellers.



The Gospel of Luke is now ready for community checking Click Here or on book image for more information.

This book is not yet for sale, and won’t be until community checking is finished.


The First Nations Version

New Testament!

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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. The book of Luke was completed and is now ready for community review and feedback.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

This New Testament is a unique part of the First Nations Version Project which includes the following.

Finished1st Goal:  Publish “Birth of the Chosen One” a book for children of all ages. Completed Nov 1st 2013.
Finished2nd 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 create a FNV New Testament by early 2017.

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