BIBELE PHETOLELO E NTJHA: The complete Bible in Sesotho (1989 Translation – Standard Orthography) with footnotes and cross-references. A functional equivalent translation that communicates the meaning and style of the original texts. This dynamic translation of the Bible was first published in 1989 and is known as the “Phetolelo e Ntjha”. Sesotho, also referred to as Southern Sotho, is one of the 11 official languages in South Africa.