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To express the meaning of an idea given in one language in equal terms in another language (Mosiah 8:8–13; A of F 1:8). In the scriptures it is often referred to as a gift from God (Alma 9:21; D&C 8; 9:7–9). It sometimes can mean to improve or correct an existing translation in a language or to restore a lost text (D&C 45:60–61). Joseph Smith was commanded to undertake an inspired translation of the King James Bible (D&C 42:56; 76:15).