Finnish Bible Society

Finnish Bible Society is a modern and traditional 200-years old society. We translate and publish the Bible in different languages. We promote awareness, influence attitudes and raise interest towards the word of God. We enhance human rights, literacy and involvement.

Our goal is to connect people with the word of God

  • in a language that the heart understands
  • with a price that everyone can afford
  • in a form that corresponds the needs of the person using the Bible

Finnish Bible Society is one of the official missionary societies of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church.  We are the oldest Christian organization in Finland and the oldest book publisher. We work on an ecumenical basis.

Locally and globally

The themes of our international work are the translation of the Bible, literacy work, promotion of the HIV awareness, and the Bible engagement. Finnish Bible Society is part of the global network of the United Bible Societies that works all over the world in 200 countries and areas.

We work and support internationally for example

  • the Bible translation
  • the literacy work
  • the HIV awareness promotion work in the Sub-Saharan Africa
  • the Bible engagement in India and Middle East

Our work is based on supporting the local churches and people in the countries and areas where we work. We do not send our own employees to do the translation, distribution or awareness work but support, educate and consult the local people and churches. We are also responsible for monitoring the quality of the work that we support.

Leader in Bible publication

The Bible Societies publish the Bible in multiple forms for different churches, in different languages, and for different age-groups all over the world. Finnish Bible Society is the leader in Bible publication in Finland.

Finnish Bible Society sells the Bible in about hundred different languages. They are available in our Bible web store www.pipliakauppa.fi or different resellers all over Finland.

We promote the Bible in many different forms, for example as books, and in audio and digital format.  The Bible or at least a part of it is also available in braille writing and in sign language.  Our work includes also the aspect of helping people to understand the Bible. This is done through different campaigns and materials that we publish.

Contact us

Finnish Bible Society (Suomen Pipliaseura)
Maistraatinportti 2 A (Länsi-Pasila)
PO Box 54
00241 Helsinki
Telephone 010 838 6500
Bible sales 010 838 6520
Fax 010 838 6511
info (at) piplia.fi

Find a Bible Society in your home country

United Bible Societies
Alliance Biblique Universelle (en français)
Sociedades Biblicas Unidas (en español)