"You are my witnesses says Jehovah"

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  • NikL
    NikL

    "You are my witnesses says Jehovah".

    This is going to show you how poor my knowledge of the bible has been.

    I thought there was a scripture that says the quoted phrase (at least in NWT). I could swear that I heard it for years quoted in talks.

    I went to find it this morning and found nothing of the sort.

    Am I an anomaly or do any of you remember this as well?

  • blondie
    blondie

    Isaiah 43:10-12 from the online RNWT

    Isaiah 43:10-12

    • 10 “You are my witnesses,”+ declares Jehovah,

      “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen,+

      So that you may know and have faith in me*

      And understand that I am the same One.+

      Before me no God was formed,

      And after me there has been none.+

      11 I—I am Jehovah,+ and besides me there is no savior.”+

      12 “I am the One who declared and saved and made known

      When there was no foreign god among you.+

      So you are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “and I am God.+


  • NikL
    NikL

    Thanks Blondie.

    I was looking for "says" instead of "declares" in the library and it didn't show up.

    Which brings up an interesting point (at least for my under educated brain)
    “You are my witnesses,”+ declares Jehovah,

    “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen,+

    So that you may know and have faith in me*

    And understand that I am the same One.+

    Before me no God was formed,

    And after me there has been none.+

    If there is "no other God before or after", then how is Jesus "A" god as they like to translate John 1:1?



  • blondie
    blondie

    no God (capital G)

    god (small g) several referred to as that Psalm 82:6

    Psalm 82:6

    • 6 “I have said, ‘You are gods,*+

      All of you are sons of the Most High.

  • tor1500
    tor1500

    Hi,

    That's the scripture they use to represent themselves as chosen....Just wait...when a movie comes out it's said soon to be at a theatre near you....Just give it some time...soon to be on a tee shirt....that verse will be only in part...it will say...in big bold letter...We are your witnesses...says Jehovah (God)....that will be on the front of the tee shirt and the back of course...in small print...JW.org...The entire world are writing their feelings on tee shirts....and the world does seep into the hall..

    Oh, I forgot to add, after the says, Jehovah..Is.43:10-12....they will add that like they do at the KH....

    See right there in Is. it says we is chosen....we are bible based...witnesses are not bible based, they force themselves into the bible..they insert themselves when and where necessary to prove they are chosen..

    NOT!!!!

    Tor

  • blondie
    blondie

    In the beginning, Isaiah 43:10-12 applied to literal Israelities, the WTS then said it applied only to spiritual Israelites, the anointed in the WTS, but then in 1935 with the great crowd doctrine, it took some time for the WTS to find a way to make jws out of the great crowd.

    for some time it was

    Jehovah's witnesses and their companions

    or something like that

  • blondie
    blondie

    *** w50 3/1 p. 70 par. 12 A Call to Praise ***
    Jehovah’s witnesses and their companions testify to the people concerning the Kingdom and its blessings.

  • steve2
    steve2

    Isaiah 43:10 was once the featured verse on the Watchtower cover.

  • NikL
    NikL

    See, that's the thing that gets confusing to me.

    Was there a different word used in Hebrew? I mean how would the reader of a scroll in say 100BCE know the difference?

  • Vanderhoven7
    Vanderhoven7

    But then again Thomas called Jesus God with a capital G.

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