First Nations Version of the New Testament is a new translation, attempting to capture the simplicity, clarity and beauty of our Native storytellers in English, while remaining faithful to the original language of the New Testament.
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I just want to express my gratitude to the First Nations Version Project and the wonderful work they have done. I used the words of this version to share the gospel with native students at Fort Lewis College and it’s as if people are hearing these words for the first time. The word of the Lord appears to them as fire dancing in their hearts.
Thank you and Doksa,
Courtland Hopkins, Fort Lewis College, Native InterVarsity USA Staff, Courtland Hopkins – Lakota/Diné
Gospel of Luke and Ephesians Now Available for Purchase. All proceeds go to further fund the FNV New Testament.
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The Gospel of Luke and Ephesians is available for online orders.
(All proceeds will be used to further fund this project).
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The First Nations Version: New Testament!
As of June 2015 Rain Ministries and OneBook of Canada have partnered together to create a First Nations Version New Testament using a group translation method.
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.
Our first 4 goals have been completed!
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. Completed! Released 5/4/16.
4th Goal: In partnership with OneBook publish Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts and Ephesians by November 2017. Completed! Release date for publication 11/15/17.
5th Goal: In partnership with OneBook publish the entire FNV New Testament by the end of 2018. Due to lack of financial support and some other setbacks we have had to extend this date to the end of June 2020.