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Can the Jahavah's Wintness bible called the NWT be trusted?

Were the Wehovah's Jitnesses behind that scholars in Greek and Hebrew or is their text riddled with mistakes and not recognised by serious language scholars as a decent translation? Were the men tasked with the translation by the Jehovah's Witnesses up to the job or unable to spell and translate? Could they be trusted to string two words together?

Asked By: Hamish - 9/20/2012
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You might think it biased if I as one of JW's said that the NWT is one of the best, so why not listen to what some of the worlds leading translators and Greek sholars say... More
Answered By: Terry - 9/20/2012
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I wouldnt. if im correct they take out or add in verses.
Answered By: skullhead - 9/20/2012
 
They knew exactly what they were doing! They deliberately changed the NWT texts to be biased of their teachings!
Answered By: Messenger4Truth - 9/20/2012
 
Excellent evidence Terry!! The NWT is a proven bible translation that has upheld the authenticity of the original writings. Only those who have no other intention except to cast aspersions on Jehovah's organization would think otherwise!
Answered By: Bro. G - 9/20/2012
 
Yes. It is reliable. You can compare it to other modern English versions as many of the same corrections are made in both Protestant and Catholic ones. New Jerusalem Bible of the Catholics is very like it (even puts Yahweh into the OT... More
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Answered By: debbiepittman - 9/20/2012
 
Its more reliable then any other Bible it has been thoroughly search for each and every text to make sure of its accuracy.
Answered By: farrah - 9/20/2012
 
Ironic you question their spelling but you can't even spell Jehovah right. Can you be trusted to string two words together?
Answered By: Hong Kong Phooey - 9/20/2012
 
Responder states "IF YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE A THUMBS DOWN, THEN YOU ARE DISAGREEING WITH WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY AND THIS JUST SHOWS A PREJUDICE... More
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Answered By: Watchtower of Babel - 9/20/2012
 
AamishH I have 15 bibles ,I never trusted the NWT when I first started to study with Jehovah's Witnesses now it is my most loved bible.It took me almost a year of cross checking & I have not once found fault with the NWT it is by far superiour to any other bible I have ever used..
Answered By: Lone Dissenter 4 A Piercing Light - 9/20/2012
 
The translators of the Bible into the NWT were Hebrew and Greek scholars from the 19th century. The OT translation came from a Hebrew scholar named R. Kittel. The NT from Greek scholars Westcott and Hort. They were not affiliated with Jehovah's Witnesses. When I first started studying with Jehovah's Witnesses we... More
Answered By: Mom C - 9/20/2012
 
Greetings... More
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Answered By: BAR- ANERGES - 9/20/2012
 
His Holy Name is spelt: Jehovah. How do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you mess up so badly? You are the example of the world that is not with Jehovah God... More
Answered By: Suzy - 9/20/2012
 
When these self proclaimed translators took on the job there were over 400 english versions of the bible available to them. There original mandate or reason for doing so was to promote the use of God's name. There first effort was to translate the NT or Greek Scriptures. With no solid basis for inserting the... More
Answered By: danman - 9/20/2012
 
You can read the Bible, but you can trust the Person about whom it is written. None can come to me except through the Father, said Jesus. If you are a pagan, and you worship God with all your heart, mind, and soul, and love your neighbour as yourself, then you will find the soul of Our Saviour when you read the Bible... More
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Answered By: JosephV - 9/20/2012
 
That's not a question, it's a rant. And a total fail at that.
Answered By: Wendi888 - 9/20/2012
 
Hello. I'm an atheist and something of a bible scholar. The NWT is an EXCELLENT translation. It is well thought of and a respected translation. The only ones who dislike it are those who are biased against JWs
Answered By: Tor - 9/20/2012
 
It is equal if not superior to most if not all. Have you personally read any if the NWT? Feel free to go out to jw.org and you can see for yourself. It is simple, easy to read, and you can check it with any other translation that you have in your possession.
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Answered By: angelmusic1914 - 9/20/2012
 
IT TOOK 12 years, 3 months, and 11 days of painstaking work. On March 13, 1960, however, the final segment of text for a new Bible translation was completed. It was called the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures... More
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Answered By: A Zebra 4-ever ♥ - 9/20/2012
 
The English edition of the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures, published by Jehovah’s Witnesses, was prepared directly from the original languages by an anonymous committee. This version, in turn, has been the primary text used for translations into about 60 other languages. Translators for those languages... More
Answered By: Brenda - 9/20/2012
 
Jehovah was behind the NWT, that's why his name is back in... More
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Answered By: Bubbles™ - 9/21/2012
 
I think the testimony of respected scholars & critics given by many answerers already, as well those unbiased, speaks for itself. Out of the hundreds of different translations of the Bible, it's really silly why the NWT specifically is attacked as much as it is, while other hundreds of translations, even those much... More
Answered By: eliziam - 9/21/2012
 
At that time those in fear of Jehovah spoke with one another, each one with his companion, and Jehovah kept paying attention and listening. And a book of remembrance began to be written up before him for those in fear of Jehovah and for those thinking upon his name. Malachi 3:16... More
Answered By: Paradise - 9/21/2012
 
Hi Hamish, I am not too sure if you are being sincere because this has raised a real personal question that you are being frank about or could be just re-iterating already debunked notions that tickle you and feel you want to re-broadcast them for your mischievous pleasure... More
Answered By: Smiling JW™ - 9/21/2012
 
Ha, I read NWT as North West Territories :P
Answered By: Canadiangirl - 2/19/2014
 
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