Latin Testament Project
   How the Project Started

God called me back to Himself after
one of the most difficult periods of my
life, through the Old Testament book
of Ecclesiastes.  He reminded me, as I
worked through that little book, that He
alone lives forever.  His works alone
last.  What we do apart from Him is
doomed to failure.

I had poured my heart and soul into
things that didn’t last.  When those
things crumbled around me, my faith
crumbled with them.  It took my
bouncing off the hard floor of despair, I
suppose, for God to open me up once
again to the wonders of His love.

Through that process, I rediscovered
my passion for the Bible.  Translating
the ancient Biblical text into modern
English is one of the most rewarding
things I have ever done.  There is an
infinite depth in scripture.  It speaks
honestly, to the deepest needs of our
My ministry focuses on bringing the
Word of God to others in a thoughtful,
honest, and passionate manner.  God’
s Word speaks to every situation we
face.  We think of the Bible as a book
about people, places, and events from
long ago.  That isn’t right.  The Bible is
a book about us.  Every word in it
addresses what goes on in our lives.

There is nothing I would rather do than
open the Word, through translating,
writing, teaching, and praying.  My
ministry is not about preserving
institutions.  It isn’t about any one of
the dozens of things institutions do to
keep members happy and keep the
money flowing.  It is about
surrendering day-by-day to the One
who sustains us.  It is about living in
the sometimes-harsh light of God’s
truth, spoken through the Bible to
every human soul.

   That’s why I do this.

John Cunyus
         About the Project

The Latin Testament Project
directed by John Cunyus, has been
engaged since 2008 in translating
Biblica Sacra Iuxta Vulgatam
, the Latin language Bible,
into contemporary English.  Books in
the series so far include:

The Way of Wisdom: Job,
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of
•        The Audacity of Prayer: A Fresh
Translation of the Book of Psalms
•        The Jagged Edge of Forever:
Deuteronomy, Daniel, The Minor
•        Beginnings: A Fresh Translation
of Genesis
•        The Latin Torah: Genesis,
Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers,
•        The Gospel According to Mark: A
Latin-English, Verse-by-Verse
•        Pastoral and General Epistles
from the New Testament: 1 Timothy, 2
Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews,
James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2
John, 3 John, Jude
•        Romans: A Latin-English, Verse-
by-Verse Translation
•        The Latin Nevi’im I: Joshua,
Judges, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings,
2 Kings
•        Luke-Acts: A Latin-English,
Verse-by-Verse Translation
•        The Latin Testament Project New

The project is ongoing.

John Cunyus lives and works in Dallas,

For more information, contact him to
arrange a visit to your church through
john "at"
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I welcome the translation of the
Vulgate and the emphasis on Wisdom
Literature.  The Latin language and
particularly the Vulgate have had an
enormous impact on the Christian
Church and our liturgical and
theological formation.  
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo,
Archbishop of Galveston-Houston

"I highly recommend the work of John
Cunyus in his translation of the Bible."
Rev. Dr. David Henderson
President, Baptist Ministers
Conference of Dallas
The Latin Torah: Fresh Translations of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
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