I have been serving overseas in Thailand for many years and have been wondering if anyone has any upcoming plans to make a module of the 1971 Thai Standard Version Bible (TH1971) for e-Sword (and, hopefully in the near future, the iPhone and iPad versions, as well)? It is available for free download on the You Version bible app for my iPhone and iPad mini; so, permission must have been respectfully granted to do so.
I only ask, because the 1971 Thai Standard Version is the one that almost every member in every church throughout the country listens to and reads every Sunday. The Philip Pope KJV version available now on e-Sword (i.e. TKJV) is helpful as a translation with which to compare the TH1971 version, but limited in its usefulness in public bible reading and audio, sermon/teaching preparation, Scripture memory, etc. in the typical local Thai church. If someone could develop this module, I am sure that all of the foreign expats and national Thai leaders and church members, alike, will be SO blessed and grateful!
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration. I, along with everyone else on these forums, are very grateful for all of the hard work by the programmers and module developers affiliated with this site and project (Heb. 6:10).
I have been in contact with Ron Myers, an accomplished Bible translator who has translated the New Testament into Isan/ Lao. Earlier in this thread, he said: "News: The 1971 Thai Standard Version Bible has been in e-Sword format for years." Unfortunately for those who would like to have this Bible module, it is not now available, if it ever really was.
Dr. Pope's ThaiKJV is basically a revision of the TH1971 Bible. It differs from it in a number of places, the first place being Genesis 1:1! LOL I have not done a full comparison, but in the places where I have found differences, I think the ThaiKJV is preferable. It may never gain the popularity of other Thai versions, but it is a fantastic resource for helping us foreigners explain the meaning in common language. No matter what version you have, this one is an excellent addition.
Ron Myers told me that the TH1971 is available on theWord program. As an added bonus, so is Ron Myers' Isan/ Lao translation! So, that is another option for finding the TH1971 version on a useful (and free) platform.
I am so satisfied with e-Sword that I am in no mood to learn new tricks. The TH1971 is available in many places and one can always copy and paste text into the editor of e-Sword. Also, unless there are copyright issues, it should be possible to convert the TH1971 module for theWord to an e-Sword format. I wouldn't know how to do that, but perhaps someone with the right knowledge and skills could do it. In fact, aren't there programs that are designed for this?
Finally, I want to echo your comment: "I, along with everyone else on these forums, are very grateful for all of the hard work by the programmers and module developers affiliated with this site and project (Heb. 6:10)."