new revised New World Translation

by isaacaustin 75 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • isaacaustin
    isaacaustin

    What may I ask is this??

  • ozziepost
    ozziepost

    Links?

  • blondie
    blondie

    Is this a newly released NWT in the last year or two? The last official NWT was revised in 1984.

  • isaacaustin
    isaacaustin

    apparently it is the newer paperback versions where their doctored verses (i.e. Col 1:15-19) contains the word 'other' without brackets.

  • blondie
    blondie

    Could we get a scan? The NWT online at the WTS website still has the brackets.

    http://www.watchtower.org/bible/

    Genesis 1:1-31

    1 In [the] beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

    2 Now the earth proved to be formless and waste and there was darkness upon the surface of [the] watery deep; and God’s active force was moving to and fro over the surface of the waters.

    3 And God proceeded to say: “Let light come to be.” Then there came to be light. 4 After that God saw that the light was good, and God brought about a division between the light and the darkness. 5 And God began calling the light Day, but the darkness he called Night. And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, a first day.

    6 And God went on to say: “Let an expanse come to be in between the waters and let a dividing occur between the waters and the waters.” 7 Then God proceeded to make the expanse and to make a division between the waters that should be beneath the expanse and the waters that should be above the expanse. And it came to be so. 8 And God began to call the expanse Heaven. And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, a second day.

    9 And God went on to say: “Let the waters under the heavens be brought together into one place and let the dry land appear.” And it came to be so. 10 And God began calling the dry land Earth, but the bringing together of the waters he called Seas. Further, God saw that [it was] good. 11 And God went on to say: “Let the earth cause grass to shoot forth, vegetation bearing seed, fruit trees yielding fruit according to their kinds, the seed of which is in it, upon the earth.” And it came to be so. 12 And the earth began to put forth grass, vegetation bearing seed according to its kind and trees yielding fruit, the seed of which is in it according to its kind. Then God saw that [it was] good. 13 And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, a third day.

    14 And God went on to say: “Let luminaries come to be in the expanse of the heavens to make a division between the day and the night; and they must serve as signs and for seasons and for days and years. 15 And they must serve as luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth.” And it came to be so. 16 And God proceeded to make the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for dominating the day and the lesser luminary for dominating the night, and also the stars. 17 Thus God put them in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth, 18 and to dominate by day and by night and to make a division between the light and the darkness. Then God saw that [it was] good. 19 And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, a fourth day.

    20 And God went on to say: “Let the waters swarm forth a swarm of living souls and let flying creatures fly over the earth upon the face of the expanse of the heavens.” 21 And God proceeded to create the great sea monsters and every living soul that moves about, which the waters swarmed forth according to their kinds, and every winged flying creature according to its kind. And God got to see that [it was] good. 22 With that God blessed them, saying: “Be fruitful and become many and fill the waters in the sea basins, and let the flying creatures become many in the earth.” 23 And there came to be evening and there came to be morning, a fifth day.

    24 And God went on to say: “Let the earth put forth living souls according to their kinds, domestic animal and moving animal and wild beast of the earth according to its kind.” And it came to be so. 25 And God proceeded to make the wild beast of the earth according to its kind and the domestic animal according to its kind and every moving animal of the ground according to its kind. And God got to see that [it was] good.

    Do you have a particular scripture in mind.

    http://www.freeminds.org/doctrine/nwtontrial.htm

    http://www.towertotruth.net/GoingGreek.htm

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  • isaacaustin
    isaacaustin

    Col 1:15-19..."all other thing.."

    Not sure how it appears online but apparently the new paperbacks do not have the brackets. I do not have a hardcopy.

  • stillajwexelder
    stillajwexelder

    The CD-ROM should have the most up to date version

  • isaacaustin
    isaacaustin

    as of the 05 cd rom it still has the brackets...

  • booby
    booby

    Latest (07) cd does also

  • Atlantis
    Atlantis

    1984 hardback copy of Genesis 1:1-21 paperback of Colossians 1:1-18

  • digderidoo
    digderidoo

    What do the brackets mean? Does it mean the word ' other ' has been added?

    Paul

  • isaacaustin
    isaacaustin

    YES, BRACKETS MEAN THEY ARE NOT PART OF THE ORIGINAL TEXT, BUT HAVE BEEN ADDED

  • MeneMene
    MeneMene

    The copy I have is Revision 1970. At the end of the Foreword it explains the brackets:

    " [ ] Brackets enclose words inserted to complete the sense to the English text; [[ ]] suggest interpolations in original text."

  • easyreader1970
    easyreader1970

    The new version also has some more reference information in the back. I am not sure how useful it is as I have not looked at it but I know that it is there.

  • sir82
    sir82

    I don't get it.

    The hardback version has brackets.

    The paperback version has the same brackets.

    Where exactly is the controversy?

  • isaacaustin
    isaacaustin

    the newest paperback version (released in the past yr or so) allegedly does not have the brackets. This has not been scanned and posted on here. If someone can scan Col 1:15-19 from the newest paperback version of the NWT that would be helpful.

  • blondie
    blondie

    sir82 is an active jw with access to the current pubs. isaac have you see the bracketless bible?

  • isaacaustin
    isaacaustin

    going off this thread, as well as the word of a friend of mine...

  • isaacaustin
    isaacaustin

    so no i have not personally seen this

  • CharlieBrownsLovelyDaughter
    CharlieBrownsLovelyDaughter

    I can not provide a scan.

    The 2006 softcover NWT includes the word other but it is not bracketed in Col 1.

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