De Gullah Nyew Testament

The Bible Available in Gullah!

De Nyew Testament is now available in Gullah! It is published by the American Bible Society.

The following is a sample from John 13:34-35...

An now A da gii oona a nyew chaage. Oona fa lob one noda. Same fashion A done lob oona, same fashion oona fa lob one noda. Ef oona da lob one noda, ebrybody gwine know dat oona me ciple dem.

This Gullah translation of the New Testament of the Bible was in production for 26 years and finally, after all the translating, editing, checking, typesetting and printing, it has now been released to the public. There was a launching of the Gullah New Testament at the Heritage Days Festival on St. Helena Island, SC, November 12, 2005. Copies of the Gullah New Testament are now available at the Penn Center and the JAARS Center and through bookstores in the lowcountry, and through www.bibles.com or www.amazon.com. For telephone orders, call 1-800-32-BIBLE (1-800-322-4253). (At this writing, the Gullah Nyew Testament seems to be temporarily out of print. The price for it on Amazon.com is greatly inflated. We will update this information when it is available again through bibles.com, which we hope is soon.)

left: sample page from the Gullah Nyew Testament

"Fa de fus time, God taak to me de way I taak."

Click here to read the Gullah Nyew Testament as a PDF!

 Click here to see the Gullah Nyew Testament in searchable HTML format, with concordance!

The Gullah Nyew Testament is also available for download on a mobile device through YouVersion or MySword (Android).
(Note: the download may be called Sea Island Creole.)

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Hear a reading from the Gullah New Testament:
The Last Supper, from Matthew 26:20-46 (553k, mp3 format, 4 min. 42 sec.)
Good Friday, from Mark 14:45-50, 64b-15:5, 16-27 (577k, mp3 format, 4 min. 55 sec.)
Jesus' death and burial, from Matthew 27:45-66 (443k, mp3 format, 3 min. 46 sec.)
The resurrection, from John 20:1-21 (443k, mp3 format, 3 min. 46 sec.)