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United Bible Societies

United Bible Societies












Making the Bible available and accessible to all people everywhere: this is the vision of United Bible Societies (UBS), one of the world’s largest Christian mission organisations. This fellowship of 146 Bible Societies operating in more than 200 countries is working towards fulfilling the goal that two out of three people will have a Bible in the language and medium of their choice by 2025.


UBS has expertise in all aspects of Bible work

United Bible Societies

We have provided nearly three quarters of the world’s full Bible translations and continue to prioritise the translation of the full Bible into languages without any Scripture. We distribute tens of millions of Bibles each year; and offer hundreds of innovative Bible engagement programmes to help people understand and apply God’s Word to their lives.

We also have a growing reputation for digital innovation. Our ParaText software, developed in part by the UBS Institute for Computer Assisted Publishing, is used by Bible translators across the world, helping to speed up Bible translation and improve the quality of Bible texts. And the UBS Digital Bible Library – rapidly becoming the world’s largest collection of digital Bible texts – is helping millions to access God’s Word at the click of a button.

UBS is the only global Bible agency working with all major church denominations. Its projects frequently offer unique opportunities for leaders from different churches to meet and cooperate together.

We are deeply grateful for God’s many blessings on the ministry of UBS and continue to seek His guidance as it works to make the Bible available throughout the world. We also deeply appreciate the years of faithful prayer and financial support received since our foundation in 1946. To find out more about United Bible Societies please visit: