The New World Translation and Honesty

by Little Bo Peep 15 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • swiftbreeze

    I've been reading the Bible and comparing it to the NWT. I used to try to read the NWT along with Watchtower articles and other WT books .... now when i read the Bible by itself with no filters comes alive and is very interesting, i can read for hours. I try not to get hung up on things i don't fully understand i just try to grasp what the basic message is. I've also learned alot by coming to this forum.

  • Forscher

    One verse that I almost never see mentioned that was obviously rendered in a manner to uphold the WTBTS line of authority is Gal. 6:1:

    *** Rbi8 Galatians 6:1 ***

    6 Brothers, even though a man takes some false step before he is aware of it, YOU who have spiritual qualifications try to readjust such a man in a spirit of mildness, as you each keep an eye on yourself, for fear you also may be tempted


    The use of "you who have spiritual qualifications" in place of "you who are spiritual" ( humeis hoi pneumatikoi [Wescott & Hort as found in the Kingdom Interlinear, 1985 ed.]) does alter the sense of the passage in a way that bolsters the authority of the WTBTS hierarchy, or elders.

  • what_Truth?

    It's ironic that anyone would give you a bad look for reading a non NWT bible at a meeting considering that the Toronto bethel has a 300 year old Gutenberg bible encased in the loby.

  • bennyk

    For fun, check out Hebr. 11:13 in the KIT and compare it to the NWT rendering in the margin. (On the earth / in the land)

  • Cygnus

    A lot of these added words or changes in syntax are the translators' perogative if they have legitimate basis for doing so. I think in a lot of case the NWT does (for instance, adding "other" in Colossians 1)...... but "torture stake" is pretty pitiful.

  • freedom96

    I think it is very interesting to read the bible without WTS stuff telling you which verses to read, and then telling us what they mean.

    I remember reading some in Revelations, and, when taken all together, it totally sounds like heaven is where we are going, not eternity on a paradise earth.

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