Printed Version of Portuguese Scriptures Now Available
“As you prayerfully learn and teach from the scriptures, your testimonies will grow and you will receive greater direction in your daily lives.” —President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency
Today, the Church announced the availability of the printed edition of the Latter-day Saint edition of the Holy Bible in Portuguese and updated triple combination of the scriptures. The First Presidency announced the digital publication of the Portuguese standard works on September 16, 2015, found at asescrituras.lds.org and on the Gospel Library mobile application.
“The scriptures are the ultimate guide to learning the gospel—a key to understanding our Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ,” President Eyring said. “As you prayerfully learn and teach from the scriptures, your testimonies will grow and you will receive greater direction in your daily lives.”
Nearly 100,000 copies of the Portuguese standard works were printed at the Church’s printing centers in Salt Lake City and Brazil for worldwide distribution. Hardcover, softcover, genuine leather, and simulated leather options are available. A quadruple combination is available in simulated and genuine leather (see this PDF for all available options).
Scholarship and appreciation
“This new edition of the Bible will promote gospel scholarship and a deeper appreciation of this marvelous, fundamental scripture,” said Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “We anticipate that it will lead Portuguese-speaking Church members to study the Bible regularly, that the excellent study aids will open the scriptures to greater understanding, and that a more earnest application of scriptural teachings will follow. We trust that this new Bible translation will lead to more coordinated study of and greater appreciation for all of the standard works.”
“As you prayerfully learn and teach from the scriptures, your testimonies will grow and you will receive greater direction in your daily lives,” President Eyring promises.