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The Bible Society in Cambodia

Mission & Vision

Our mandate is to achieve the widest possible, effective distribution of the Holy Scriptures in appropriate formats, in a language that is easy to understand, and at affordable prices.

We seek to carry out our task in partnership and co-operation with all Christian churches and with church-related organizations.

Brief History

The Bible Society’s activities started in Vietnam in 1892, with frequent visits from the British and Foreign Bible Society (BFSB) based in Hong Kong. BFBS office was set up in Danang, and later Saigon, to serve the Scripture needs in what was then French Indochina.The first Vietnamese Bible was published in 1926. The translator was a missionary from the Christian and Missionary Alliance. This Bible has so far been the bestseller of the Vietnamese Bible.The Bible Society in Vietnam was founded in 1967 in Saigon and mostly served the Scripture needs in South Vietnam.The Bible Society ministry was interrupted from 1975 to 1990.

In 1991, an Evangelical Church leader obtained permission from the government to print Bibles in Vietnam. The first 5,000 copies were printed in Ho Chi Minh City, and a celebration marking the release of this first print run was held in the Danang Evangelical Church on the Easter morning of 1992. This was the beginning of the re-establishment of the Bible work in Vietnam.

Almost at the same time, when UBS representatives visited Vietnam in 1991, they discovered that the Catholic members of the translation team took risks during these restricted years continuing their work, and completed the whole Bible, following UBS translation principles learnt at the Dalat’s workshop in 1974. The Bible in Vietnamese Common Language was published and dedicated in 1993, which is now widely used among Vietnamese Catholics.

Year Founded

Although the Bible Society ministry started in Vietnam as early as 1892, the Bible Society in Vietnam was founded in 1967, and was forced to close down in 1975, when Vietnam became a communist country.

The ministry resumed in 1991, and the new office, Vietnam Bible Society Co Ltd, was registered in 2012.

The ministry resumed in 1991, and the new office, Vietnam Bible Society Co Ltd, was registered in 2012.

List of Bibles Used/Translated

  • Vietnamese Bible 1926
  • Revised Vietnamese Bible 2011
  • Rade Bible
  • Koho Bible
  • Jarai Bible

Welcome by Chief Executive

The Bible not only lays a strong foundation of faith for Christians, but is also life-transforming. Individual and communities have been impacted and transformed by God’s Word, as they read the Bible.

I believe that owning a Bible is the right of each individual, like any basic human right. Therefore, our role is to equip local churches with Scripture so that they can fulfill the great commission by reaching out to each individual with God’s Word.



Vietnam Prayer

Pray for peace in Vietnam and for His protective cover over the staff and their family members.

Vietnam Projects

Vietnam Projects.