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Church Releases the Newest Translation of the Book of Mormon in Over 2 Years

Thanks to LDS Media Talk for the story idea.

For the first time in more than two years, the Church has announced an additional translation for the Book of Mormon—Nepali. 

That translation of the Book of Mormon in Nepali, a language spoken in the country of Nepal, is available on lds.org and the Gospel Library app. Printed versions will be available by September 30, 2017, according to LDS Media Talk.

This translation marks the 111th translation of the Book of Mormon, the 110th being Kosraean, a language spoken on the islands of Kosrae, the Caroline Islands, and Nauru, which was published on lds.org in March 2015. 

As the Book of Mormon continues to spread throughout the world, and as new translations continue to become available, members are truly helping to "flood the earth" with the Book of Mormon as President Ezra Taft Benson instructed in his October 1988 general conference talk "Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon."

The time is long overdue for a massive flooding of the earth with the Book of Mormon for the many reasons which the Lord has given. In this age of the electronic media and the mass distribution of the printed word, God will hold us accountable if we do not now move the Book of Mormon in a monumental way. . . . My beloved brothers and sisters, we hardly fathom the power of the Book of Mormon, nor the divine role it must play, nor the extent to which it must be moved (President Ezra Taft Benson, "Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon").

With the addition of the 111th translation of the Book of Mormon, it is exciting to see how the Book of Mormon will continue to become available to people around the world and what new translations will come next. 

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