1.4 million Portuguese-speaking members encouraged to study new edition
SALT LAKE CITY —
After five years in the making, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a new edition of the Holy Bible in Portuguese that is now available online (AsEscrituras.lds.org). Printed copies of the Portuguese Bible are being published for worldwide distribution beginning in March 2016. It is also available in the Gospel Library mobile application. Nearly 1.4 million members of the Church speak Portuguese as their native language.
The new edition of the Portuguese Bible is based on the 1914 version of the João Ferreira Annes de Almeida translation, which was chosen because of its high quality. The translation also addresses outdated grammar and vocabulary.
Representing the First Presidency, President Henry B. Eyring encouraged members of the Church to “gather around the scriptures” as he announced the publication of the Latter-day Saint edition of the Holy Bible in Portuguese, available now at asescrituras.lds.org and on the Gospel application.