Te Paipera Tapu 1868 | The Word of God in the Maori language
God's Word in the Maori Language. A faithful reprint of the original 1868 translation.
  • Proverbs 9:10

    Proverbs 9:10

    Te timatanga o te whakaaro nui ko te wehi ki a Ihowa; he matauranga hoki te mohiotanga ki nga mea tapu.
    (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the holy is understanding).

  • 1 Corinthians 2:9

    1 Corinthians 2:9

    Heoi ka rite te mea kua oti te tuhituhi, Kahore nei te kanohi i kite,kahore te taringa i rongo, kahore ano hoki i tapoko noa ki te ngakau o te tangata, nga mea kua rite mai i te Atua ma te hunga e aroha ana ki a ia
    (But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.)

  • Psalms 23:4

    Psalms 23:4

    Ae, ahakoa haere ahau i te awaawa o te atarangi o te mate, kahore he kino e wehi ai ahau: no te mea kei taku taha koe; ko to rakau ko to tokotoko ko ena hei oranga ngakau moku.
    (Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.)

  • Psalms 12:6

    Psalms 12:6

    He Kupu poke-kore nga kupu a Ihowa: he hiriwa i whakakorea nei te para i roto i te oumu whenua, he mea tuku whitu.
    (The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.)

Paipera Tapu now online

Apr 15, 2016

We are very pleased to announce that the Maori Bible 1868 can now be read online in its entirety. It has passed quite a few verification steps, so we are confident it matches the printed edition exactly. But there could still be issued in the printed edition of course. As we strife for 100% accuracy, any reports of printing errors will be gladly received.

An Australian customer

Dec 2, 2013

One of our customers recently send a gift Bible to his nephew in Australia. Here some pictures. Giving away a Bible is a good idea!

Gisborne Herald

Jul 5, 2013 Gisborne Herald on the Maori Bible of 1868, and why they are (were!) so rare.