To be fair, translating the Bible is a huge undertaking, and in doing so, there are bound to be mistakes, or even limits to a committee's knowledge. Obviously, we cannot read the hearts of the four translators of the New World Translation committee to know when they consciously or subconsciously altered renderings in to support doctrinal bias.
But more and more, I do come across things that feel askew to me. And as Jesus said, "Everyone to whom much was given, much will be demanded of him; and the one whom people put in charge of much, they will demand more than usual of him." Therefore, since the Society proclaims itself to represent God's Channel of Communication, I feel that it is not overly critical to demand more than the usual of them.
In keeping with that, I am interested in what folks here have found in regard to apparent inconsistencies, perhaps even bias. Obviously, there is much disagreement over the obvious differences between the New World Translation and more popular versions of the Bible, but nearly every Witness is schooled in these. They know, for instance, the major prooftexts of doctrines of other denominations (for example John 1:1, Luke 23:43, ect…) Therefore, what I am going for here is more than the obvious.
For instance, at 1 Corinthians 5:11, the same words rendered 'quit mixing in company' is at 2 Thessalonians 3:14 translated as 'stop associating'. One verse is used for support of disfellowshipping, the other for the separate practice of marking.
Or Acts 5:42 and Acts 20:20, what is translated 'house to house', is at Acts 2:46 rendered 'in private homes'. The later is used in support of house to house activity, while it seems in looking at how these words are used throughout the New Testament this practice does not seem to be found.
Jeremiah 29:10 is rendered 'fulfilling of seventy years at Babylon' in defense of a 70-year Exile versus a 70-year period of Servitude, where other modern translations read 'seventy years are completed for Babylon', which seems not only a legitimate rendering, but more legitimate than the NWT.
My apologies for repeating myself--I know I've put the later two verses in other threads. I don't want to beat a dead horse, but I am interested in seeing everyone's findings.