For the first time, Tongan-, Haitian-, and Cambodian-speaking members of the Church will have a triple combination in their own language.
The triple combinations consist of complete editions of the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, the Pearl of Great Price, and the Guide to the Scriptures. Maps and photographs are also included.
The Book of Mormon in Tongan has been available since 1946, and the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price since 1959, but the publication of the triple combination marks the first time that all three books have been bound together into one volume.
Although the Book of Mormon in Haitian has been available since 1999, the Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price were not available until the release of the triple combination.
In August 1982, Book of Mormon Selections was printed in Cambodian; then in November 2001 a version of the Book of Mormon without footnotes was printed.
Teams of translators, reviewers, and ecclesiastical leaders work together to translate the scriptures into a chosen language. The length of time it takes to complete the process varies.
The First Presidency has encouraged members to acquire their own scriptures to be used for regular study, Church meetings, and assignments.