Religious Text Translation Project

The RTTP is a project of the KLI that started in 2015, as an expansion of the "Bible translation project", whose focus was only on one book. This new project is expanded to include all kind of religious texts. The RTTP is coordinated by Melanie Roney. (1)

The Project started as "Klingon Bible Translation Project" in 1994, co-ordinated by Kevin Wilson(2) (until 2003) the KBTP has assumed the immense task of translating the books of the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, into Klingon. Obviously the KLI's goals do not include missionary work, but this is a project worthy of our efforts for purely secular reasons. The past interested members could join the project by sending an envelope to the coordinator. However, current members interested in working on the new RTTP should contact the current coordinator.


The first complete book translated was actually Jonah, by Mark Shoulson (Seqram) who had it completed in 1994. (3) Some other chapters of the Bible have also been translated here and there, along with some Psalms. Other translated works include the Tao Te Ching, some parts of the Book of Mormon, and some Christian hymns.

If you would like to help further the progress, please contact the coordinator, or at least edit this page to update your progress.
If you're not up to translating, editing and proofreading the below translations is always appreciated.


  • Apocryphal Christian Texts

  • Latter-day Saint Hymnal quvwI'pu' tIQHa' yeSuwa 'IHrIStoS lalDan van bommey in progress
    • The Spirit of God
    • How Great Thou Art
    • Jesus of Nazareth, Savior and King
    • There is a Green Hill Far Away
    • O Saviour, Thou Who Wearest a Crown
    • Choose the Right
    • Who's on the Lord's Side, Who?
    • Families Can be Together Forever
    • I am a Child of God
    • I Know My Father Lives
    • Keep the Commandments
    • The Star Spangled Banner
    • Warrior's Anthem

Lord's Prayer

Melanie Roney's translation:

vavma' QI'tu'Daq, quvjaj ponglIj: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
ghoSjaj wo'lIj, qaSjaj Dochmey DaneHbogh Your kingdom come, your will be done,
tera'Daq QI'tu'Daq je. on earth, as it is in heaven.
DaHjaj maHvaD DaHjaj Soj yInobneS, Give us this day our daily bread,
'ej yemmeymaj tIbIjneSQo' and forgive us our debts,
maHvaD yembogh nuvpu' DIbIjbe'moH. as we also have forgiven our debtors.
ghotlhu'moHneSQo', 'ach mIghghachvo' ghotoDneS. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
reH SoHvaD wo', HoS je, batlh je. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory.

Jack Bradley's translation:
juH'a' Dabbogh vavma', quvjaj ponglIj. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be your name.
wo'lIj cherlu'jaj. Thy kingdom come,
juH'a'Daq qo'vamDaq je che'jaj chutlIj. Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven.
DaHjaj maHvaD jajvam tIr ngoghmaj yInobneS, Give us this day our daily bread,
'ej maQagh 'ach nuQIHbogh nuvpu' DIbIjbe' And forgive us our trespasses,
vaj ghobIjneSQo' As we also have forgiven those who trespass against us.
'ej ghotlhu'moHneSQo' 'ach mIghwI'vo' ghotoDneS. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Hochlogh wo', HoS je, ngay' je Daghaj. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever
qaSjaj Amen

Mock translation

There is a mock "translation" available at various different places on the web which is simply an automated word swap, done by "Mr. Klingon" Joel Anderson. The author makes clear that this is not a real translation but a simple software word mapping (4). One can even buy this version as a kindle version (5). It should be avoided by all students of Klingon.

An example quickly reveals the nonsense of the translation. (6)
Original And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature.
Translation je Jesus increased Daq valtaHghach je stature.


1 : RTTP Guidelines on KLI wiki, retrieved 19 Jun 2015

2 : Message to KLI mailing list of Feb 1994

3 : Trekkies To Get Holy Bible In Klingon, Orlando Sentinel, January 22, 1994, By Religious News Service

4 : Klingon Language Version of the World English Bible, homepage of Mr. Klingon

5 : Amazon Shop The Klingon Language Version of the World English Bible Psalms - Nonsense Klingon

6 : The bible tool a website showing a bad klingon translation

See also

External links

This page contains a religious text. Please remember that this wiki is neutral as to any religion of the world.
If you think that anything is missing, you can add it, but please respect the others' freedom.

Hebrew Scriptures
The Book of RuthEstherJobPsalmsJonah

Christian Texts
New Testament:
Gospel of MatthewMarkLukeJohn
John 3.16 Shirt - Epistle to the Hebrews

Gospel of Thomas

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Choose The Right - Book of Mormon - Latter-day Saint Hymnal

Other Texts

Tao Te Ching - Religious Text Translation Project

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