Adoniram Judson in Burma
(From the Kids of Courage archives)
More than 100 years before Burma’s independence, American missionary Adoniram Judson went to Burma to share the gospel. He translated the Bible into the Burmese language.
The work was difficult. At that time, Burmese had no capital letters or punctuation, and no spaces between words, sentences, and paragraphs.
Read the English sentences below to see if you can read Bible verses with no spaces or punctuation. You may want to photocopy the sentences and draw lines between the words. (The verses are from the New King James Version of the Bible.)
1. thelordismyshepherdishallnotwant Psalm 23:1
2. sowemayboldlysaythelordismyhelperiwillnotfearwhatcanmandotome. Hebrews 13:6
3. thewickedfleewhennoonepursuesbuttherighteousareboldasalion Proverbs 28:1
4. nowlordlookontheirthreatsandgranttoyourservantsthatwithallboldnesstheymayspeakyourword. Acts 4:29