Importance of reading the Bible in vernacular language

It allows people to understand the Bible better

When people read the Bible in their own language, they can understand the meaning of the text more clearly. This is because the words and phrases are familiar to them, and they can relate them to their own experiences.

It helps people to read the word in their own language

Not everyone speaks or reads English fluently. By translating the Bible into vernacular languages, it becomes possible for more people to read and understand God’s word in their own language.

It helps people to connect with God on a deeper level

When people read the Bible in their own language, they connect with God in a more personal way. This is because they can understand the text in a way that is meaningful to them.

It builds community

When people read the Bible together in their own language, they can build community and share their faith with each other. This is a powerful way to grow in faith and learn from each other.

It preserves language

Do you know that there are communities that do not have any literature in their language apart from the Bible? This shows that the Bible is a great resource in preserving language that will continue for future generations.

Helps in research

Vernacular Bibles are a great resource for persons studying theology or Biblical studies. In addition to learning Greek and Hebrew, vernacular languages bring out a better understanding of one’s context.

If you are not already reading the Bible in your vernacular language, we encourage you to start today. It is a life-changing experience that you will never regret.

The Bible Society of Kenya has a wide variety of Bibles in different vernacular languages. You can visit our website to see the Bibles that have been translated and also read the Bible online on or simply download the You version app

This post was published on Wednesday 16 August 2023