These original languages [Biblical Hebrew and Greek] are not known to all the people of God, who have a right to and an interest in the Scriptures, and who are commanded in the fear of God to read and search them. They are therefore to be translated into the common language of every nation to which they come, so that (with the Word of God living richly in all) people may worship God in an acceptable manner, and through patience and comfort of the Scriptures may have hope.

— Baptist Confession of Faith (1689), updated English by Andrew Kerkham (2001)