This is a question I often get from people interested in the Bible and its translation. The flip side of this question is: If you get Bible translation right the first time, why should you have to continue to translate? At the center is the issue of the necessity for ongoing Bible translation. A great answer is provided by the staff at Biblica, the organization that sponsors the work of the Committee on Bible Translation (CBT)–the NIV translation team. (I am honored to be a part of this team and that work.) They have drawn examples from our NIV work to answer this important question.