Church Announces Availability of Printed Scriptures in Malagasy

Contributed By the Church News

  • 31 May 2019

Printed copies of the scriptures in Malagasy will be available by May 31, 2019.

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  • Printed copies of the scriptures in Malagasy are available May 31, 2019.

“As members prayerfully learn and teach from the scriptures, their testimonies will grow and they will receive greater direction in their daily lives.” —The First Presidency

The First Presidency has announced The Church has announced the availability of the printed version of the triple combination of the scriptures in Malagasy.

The triple combination contains the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, the Pearl of Great Price, a helpful study aid titled Guide to the Scriptures, and other study aids.

Printed copies of the scriptures in Malagasy will be available by May 31, 2019, through local distribution centers. 

Electronic versions of the updated Malagasy scriptures are now available online at ChurchofJesusChrist.org and in the Gospel Library mobile app.

Malagasy, is the national and official language of Madagascar, and is also spoken in Comoros, Réunion, and Mayotte. Communities of Malagasy speakers are in French and Quebec in Canada, and there are smaller ones in Belgium and Washington D.C. in the U.S.

Updated triple

The updated Triple Combination in Malagasy incorporates various adjustments approved by the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve. Most of the adjustments are in the study helps, in the headings of the Doctrine and Covenants, or some minor spelling and meaning corrections in the text. Scripture verses in the new edition have the same page numbers as the previous edition.

“Members are not expected to obtain a new set of scriptures as a result of this updated edition,” the First Presidency stated. 

“We encourage members to obtain their own copies of the scriptures and to use them in regular personal and family study and in Church meetings and assignments. As members prayerfully learn and teach from the scriptures, their testimonies will grow and they will receive greater direction in their daily lives.”