“After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands” (Revelation 7:9, NIV).
“Now, therefore be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation designating the 30th day of September in 1967 as “Bible Translation Day” and inviting the governments of States and communities and the people of the United States to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
—excerpt, a resolution from Congress, April 19, 1967
In 1966 and 1967, the United States Senate passed a resolution requesting the President proclaim September 30 as Bible translation day. In observation of this unique honor, and in our own tradition, remember the people yet to be reached and the translations yet to be completed.
Read more about the History of Bible Translation Day.