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This article was published on June 2, 2016

An anonymous millennial known only as 😎 just translated The Bible into emoji

An anonymous millennial known only as 😎  just translated The Bible into emoji
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Bryan Clark

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God created the world in six days, rested the seventh and on the eight he discovered emoji.

Fast forward about 6,000 years (if you’re a Christian), or 4.5 billion years (if you’re not) and God’s supposed word has just been translated into the language of the millennial — emoji. There were things that happened between the first thing and the last thing, but let’s not get too caught up in the details.

Jumping ahead again, a devout millennial Christian just created an application for iOS called ‘Bible Emoji: Scripture 4 Millenials,’ that features all 66 books of the King James Bible, 80 emoji icons and 200 corresponding words. For those keeping score at home, yes, ‘millennials’ is misspelled in the title of the app, but let’s focus here — words aren’t important when you have emoji, or Jesus.

A passage from Genesis, for example, looks like this:

“The Lord saw the light, that it was good. And the Lord divided the light from the darkness”

The app’s anonymous creator, who goes only by the 😎 emoji to avoid projecting “race, gender or agenda” is already working on an Android version, but wants to point out that readers of all faiths can translate their favorite verses at