Bible translations into Telugu

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The first translation was by Rev. Benjamin Schulz who translated parts of Bible in the early part of 18th century. The manuscripts were sent to Germany for printing but were not printed [1]. The main translation into the Telugu language was Lyman Jewett's version of the 1880s.

John 3:16 దేవుడు లోకమును ఎంతో ప్రేమించెను. కాగా ఆయన తన అద్వితీయ కుమారునిగా పుట్టిన వానియందు విశ్వాసముంచు ప్రతివాడును నశింపక నిత్యజీవము పొందునట్లు ఆయనను అనుగ్రహించెను

This is today known as the "Telugu Bible OV" (పరిశుద్ధ గ్రంథము), published by the Bible Society of India Andhra Pradesh Auxiliary in Hyderabad.[2]

In collaboration with Church centric bible translation, Free Bibles India has published a Telugu translation online.


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  2. ^ Peter L. Schmitthenner Telugu resurgence: C. P. Brown and cultural consolidation in ... - 2001 "Hay particularly had a history of disagreeing with his colleagues on the Telugu Bible Translation Committee. This at times had prompted him to work independently.67 But eventually he earned great respect from his colleagues for his..."