The Nanking Mandarin Colloquial Version (南京官话译本) of the entire New Testament (新约全书) was, supposedly, released in 1860~1861.

It was translated by Walter Henry Medhurst (麦都思) and Wang Tao (王韬) and published by The London Missionary Society Press (墨海书馆).

It seems to be the only "Southern Mandarin" translation that exists, which is referred to on Wikipedia's List of Chinese Bible translations page:

Mandarin Chinese

Southern Mandarin

New Testament, 1856

I think Matthew was released in earlier, hence the disparity in dates.

  • There's a Chinese stack exchange too. Not that they're better equipped to find it, but I'm sure more of them speak Chinese. – 3961 Mar 4 '16 at 3:09
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    Welcome! Is there a particular format you are looking for? (hard copy book to purchase, PDF, other?) If you haven't already done so, I hope you'll take a minute to take the tour and learn how this site is different from others. – Nathaniel is protesting Mar 4 '16 at 3:09
  • Hoping for a digital copy! Curious to see how it was translated. Although I've seen comments alluding that it was a poor translation. – user3306356 Mar 4 '16 at 3:12
  • Is the "Delegates Version" not the same thing? – 3961 Mar 4 '16 at 23:23
  • I believe it's translated from the Delegates – user3306356 Mar 5 '16 at 9:12

I've checked Chinese websites for you and was able to find the following page where you can type in the chapter numbers and read the image of the copy of the book (in Chinese). http://hb.fhl.net/gbdoc/ob/ro.php?book=90&procb=1 Which it helps!

  • This was the first edition of the book 圣经珍藏:新约全书(南京官话译本初版) – שירים Oct 27 at 4:50
  • I have actually answered this question - but it was deleted - I've voted to undelete my post but it's still sitting waiting. – user3306356 Oct 27 at 5:05
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    No worries, my friend. May G-d be in everything you do through Christ, Amen :) – שירים Oct 27 at 5:07
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    You can also add: bible.fhl.net/ob/ro.php?book=114&procb=1 this is an earlier version: (1856 Four Gospels & Acts Nanjing Translation) – user3306356 Oct 27 at 5:20

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