Chinese Translations

I am very pleased to announce that BibleForge now includes a Chinese translation. Actually, we now have two translations: Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. These translations are from the Chinese Kings James translation project. BibleForge and the CKJV team have been working together to add their Chinese translation to BibleForge.

The CKJV is actually a revision of the Chinese Union Version. The Union version was translated from the corrupt critical texts (like most modern versions), but the CKJV team has been examining the translation and bringing it into line with the preserved Textus Receptus. The Textus Receptus is what the King James translators used, hence the name Chinese King James Version. It is important to note that the CKJV is using the Textus Receptus as the standard and not simply forcing a back-translation from the KJV.

It should be mentioned that this translation is still a work in progress, but it’s wonderful to finally see a translation coming into being. The Chinese language has long lacked a good translation that is understandable to more than one billion Chinese speaking people. May the Lord bless His Word.

Adding Chinese to BibleForge took a lot of work (and is still not completed). Lord willing, I’ll blog about that soon.

—Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth