Today (17/3/2012 at about 2pm, New Zealand Standard Time), the Maori Bible (actual name for it in Te Reo is Peipera Tapu) is now at the halfway point. 15551 of 31102 verses completed.
For those of you who don't know, the 15551st verse is Psa 103:1, which in Maori is:
He himene na Rawiri.
Whakapaingia a Ihowa, e toku wairua; e nga mea katoa i roto i ahau, whakapaingia tona ingoa tapu. (Psa 103:1 MB)
Which in English is:
A Psalm Of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! (Psa 103:1)
The pity of this is that its only half of the verses done and not half of the Books of the Bible. The Book of Psalms is only the 19th Book of the Bible, and considering that there are 66 Books, well there is still a bit of a way to go to reach that halfway point.
At the current rate I'm going, considering that the work is all being done in SQLite Manager, it looks like that this edition will be completed around August this Year if not a tad before.
Just so that you are aware, there is a huge difference in this e-Sword edition that I am working on to the current edition available. The formatting alone that has is being and has been done to improve the readability of the text is huge. The Book of Psalms alone has not just paragraph formatting, but the small introduction to the vast majority of the Psalms have been formatted as well. The formatting style I am going to use for Psa 119 is totally unlike any other electronic edition of the Maori Bible, which will it inline with many of its English counterparts.
Just keep an eye on this space for more news to come of this e-Sword Edition.