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The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is the most accurately written bible in the world. It was translated by Jehovah's witnesses. They put back the Name Jehovah into the bible. King James and his scholars took the name of Jehovah out of the bible do to Superstitious reasons. So Satan wants to mislead people by removing the name Jehovah and completely ignoring Him altogether. Satan is trying to promote the doctrine idea of the Trinity, thee gods that make up one God. Jesus said that God Jehovah sent him and created him. Matthew 26:39. And going a little way forward he fell upon his face, praying and saying "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me. Yet, not as I will, but as You will." If the Father and the Son were not distinct individuals, such a prayer would have been meaningless. Jesus would have been praying to himself, and his will would of necessity have been the Father's will.

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do Not be fooled by anything that this cult says. I have been and am a student of the Word of God for over 40 years and have had many conversations with them.I have stopped them in their tracks with the Word of truth. They will use trickery to lead you into their cult, using little understood points of the bible to make you think that they have the truth and the rest of the church does not. But they are in the spirit of error not the Spirit of truth. If you believe in their lies you will find yourself stuck in law not grace. The Word says we are saved by grace through faith. Be careful, take heed. I pray here that everyone who is being wooed by this demonic cult will have their eyes open to the truth, the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ which these have no right in .Mike Corry C.B. Oregon a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ
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the church has never said that their are 3 gods.the Word states that there is one GOD ,Evidence can be plainly found in many scriptures pertaining to the Trinity.An example can be found in Matt where John baptizes Jesus and John sees the Holy Spirit descending upon Jesus AND then the Father says "this is my son in whom I am well pleased"The reason why this cult is confused is that no man is to worship ANY creation of God, God created angels and this cult teaches that Jesus was created. Begotten is not created and we are to worship the Lord Jesus Christ. Find in the bible how many fell at Jesus' feet AND worshipped Him and Jesus never once said ,do not I am a fellow servant of God( as the angels would always answer throughout scripture)According to the bible and to the false doctrine of Jehovah Witnesses Jesus would have committed high treason on numerous occasion.These false prophets do not even know how to study the facts of scripture.RUN>>>>
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they also will become dumbfounded and run for you when you ask them"should I worship a created being?" and they may answer no and then you ask them "then why do you teach that Jehovah created Jesus and the bible plainly says in many places that we are to worship Jesus?"
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here is link to examples of Jesus being worshipped http://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-worshipped.html
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From BibleGateway.com - "The original NASB (New American Standard Bible) has earned the reputation of being the most accurate English Bible translation."

For complete details on why it's considered the most accurate, you can check out the following...

http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/New-American-Standard-Bible-NASB/

The following has a list of versions, and details on which are better than others... http://www.firstpresb.org/translations.htm

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NASB is great in Greek, but their Hebrew needs some polishing. I recommend the NRSV for Old Testament studies.
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do more research.
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because nobody was around when the Bible was "written" nobody truly knows who wrote it or what it means. I personally choose my own beliefs and form my own opinions rather than those of people who judge.

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do more research!
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Put your head on your shoulder and
Put your thinking Cap on .
There is alway's " Somebody's ".
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I'm going to go with the Thomas Jefferson version, A.K.A. The Jefferson Bible. :)
He went through great pains to at least make it seem more accurate.

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I think they mean translationally accurate, not historically logistical.
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Yes I know. Just wanted to have fun with it.
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Oh, boy! Lol
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NASB for New Testament. NRSV for Old Testament.

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The New world testament.. look it up :)

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Personally I like NIV

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I have no objections to the NASB, but I think the NIV is well respected, both for scholarly attention to the original Hebrew and Greek texts and for readability in modern English.

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So.... you weren't maybe asking a question so much as wanting to make a point - ?? Which is what, exactly?
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I personally prefer the New King James. When you memorize scripture from a particular version, it becomes your preference, I think, even though there are other good ones as well such as NASB. However, (Re: Mr. Oddplatano...)the New World Translation is not among them. You don't need to look it up. Just do your own research. The group of unknown translators (probably led by Fred Franz) started with their doctrines and then biased the translation accordingly. It is not used by any major group other than Jehovah's Witnesses. Some problem examples are their translation of John 1:1, Hebrews 1:8, Acts 20:28, insertion of the word [other] in Colossians 1 to suggest that Jesus was created, and their insertion of "Jehovah" in place of Kyrios (Lord) in the New Testament, where it is not present in the original text, and doing that inconsistently assuring no cases where it would appear that Jesus is Jehovah.

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you're dangerous!
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I'm harmless.
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I will be back tomorrow, with a full explanation, in which i will explain everything. You clearly have done your reasearch but you are missing some information.
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Lol its funny, because i had a feeling you would attack my answer in this question.
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People like misterg will always be trying to say things against Jehovah's true worshippers. This person does not know he is sinning against the spirit, the unforgivable sin. It seems to me that you have a love for God and the bible and I commend you on that. I just want you to see that Jehovah's witnesses are no part of the world. We are footstep followers of Jesus. John15:19. If you were part of the world the world, would be fond of what is its own. Now because you are no part of the world, but I have chosen out of the world, on this account the world hates you. The Egyptians believed in Trinity gods so and I can see how people like you adopted their worship. Don't spread Satans false worship. Mark 13: 32. "Concerning that day or the hour nobody knows, neither the angels in heaven nor the Son, but the Father. If Jesus is the Father how could he not know what his right hand is doing? Quit ignoring scriptural truth.
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I mean no harm, so I apologize for any interpretation of attack. The question is about accurate Bible translations. Oddplatano makes a claim that it is the NWT an I presented several facts to challenge that statement. If I said anything wrong, please feel free to let me know but deal with my statements. 1) The fact that only JW use that translation. 2) That there are translations of several scriptures that are let me say minority views of how they are to be translated. 3) that "(other)" was inserted in Colossians 1 where there is no word "other" in the manuscript, and 4) that the name Jehovah was put into the New Testament but not consistently. And just a question for oddplanto. Do any of the JW consistently use any other translation as their personal Bible than the NWT?
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I will answer this, give me some time though lol. Its qlot to cover
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OK... Thanks.
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Alrigghhhtt soo i can finally get to answering this lol, ok here we go: Ok, your first question, yes you are correct, this translation is mainly used by Jehovah's Witnesses, but it is still a scholarly translation. Also, the reason we uae it is because the way it is translated, it is easy to understand in modern language, therefore, easy to teach with, which is our main goal. Now this answer will probably address your second and third question: Now as a basis for translating the Hebrew Scriptures, the text of Rudolph Kittel's Biblia Hebraica, editions of 1951-1955, was used. The 1984 revision of the New World Translation benefited from updating in harmony with the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia of 1977. Additionally, the Dead Sea Scrolls and numerous early translations into other languages are consulted. Now for the Christian Greek Scriptures, the master Greek text of 1881 as prepared by Wescott and Hort was primarily used, but other master texts were also consulted aswell as other early vesions in other languages. Our translation is an accurate and largely literal translation from the original languages. It isnt a loose paraphrase, in which the translaters leave out details that they consider unimportant and add ideas which the consider helpful. Now the words you find in brackets such as [other].. these brackets inserted mean that the word inside is added to complete the proper idea in whatever language its being translated in. There are words that are used now, that werent used or didnt really exist in the original languages that we translated from. So the translations of most bibles dont accurately convey what is trying to be said. We have put those in in places that they have to make sense, otherwise the original idea wont be accurately expressed in the languages that these bibles are translated in. Now with that said, no the NWT isnt the only bible we use. We believe all bibles have the same message, they are all the word of Jehovah just sometimes written differently. But we do sometimes while preaching carry other bibles such as the Reina Valera or King James. Its a good way to show the people we preach to that all bibles are basically the same, we just use ours because it is easier tonteach with, because the way it is translated is easier to understand.
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Thanks Oddplatano for taking so much time to research this for me. I am familiar with Wescott and Hort. Some of the other references, I have to research. My purpose for emphasizing the fact that only JWs use the NWT is twofold. First, it is an indicator of general acceptance if others would use it and they don't. Of course you do not have to look for the approval of others so take that for what it is worth. But the fact that you only use it, means you don't often get the benefit of how another translator saw the same passage. That is something you should consider. As for the [OTHER], I'm sorry but this is more serious than you present it. The NWT says Jesus created all [other] things because they want it to seem from this passage that Jesus was created. It is not a matter of the meaning not being able to be expressed. The Greeks have clear language to say that he created ALL THINGS in heaven and on earth. The "clarification" of the [other] is really to fix a meaning that is not there. Please look again at this. You don't have to agree with my doctrine of the Deity of Jesus, but you should at least see that the NWT translators took liberties in this passage. more below because I think I am going to hit the limit.
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You did not address my question about the insertion of Jehovah's name in the NWT. This is a major difference. Just as you rightly point out that the name Jehovah was replaced by LORD in other Bibles, (and note that I am agreeing with you and stating this as an unfortunate thing, so let the record show that I am willing to admit when something is not right), I am pointing out that the name Jehovah is not in the original manuscripts and it is the word Kyrios or Lord instead. This is NOT the same situation as the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures. So if you would admit that, it would be helpful to know we can independently look at these issues. The problem is not just that the NWT decided to change the word Kyrios to YHWH tetragrammaton but they do it in an inconsistent way because if they followed their rule for replacement consistently, there are passages that would say Jesus is Jehovah, so in those cases, they leave the translation to be Kyrios. If you are interested I can show you a few of them. More...
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As for the" easier to read" point, I understand this and it is true that many people have a problem with archaic language of King James for example. But there are many other trnaslations that also do this. NIV is an accurate translation and fairly easy to understand. What I personally do is to use the New King James and I also have NIV and THE MESSAGE (if you are not familiar with it, you should take a look at it. You will either love it or hate it...there is no middle ground I think). The MESSAGE is an ultra paraphrase but sometimes it is very interesting to see how he expresses a passage. I would not use it for Bible Study though. But you know, (and we'll agree here) the word of God is powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword. So when we present the word of God to people, it is not so dependent on us and our skill and words, but on the power of the message. It has the power to reach people because it is true and God's Word. I know you believe that also. And more and more I pray that God let his word go forth in a powerful way, and that I be just the witness, the instrument and not try and convince people of anything. From reading what I write, you may detect that I am still working on this. Anyway, thanks Oddplatano. You are a person of your word, and I hope we part this question as friends. G
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Hmm, ok you've made good points, give me a few hours to respond (well i'll try) lol.. But yea everythings fine, no hard feelings. I am actually enjoying this. I like talking about what I believe in. Especially when the person i am talking with is equally as knowlegeable and respectful.. I have no time to argue with people who argue just to insult me.. So yes we are friends
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Genesis : 49:10,

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New World Translation of the holy scriptures is a direct translation from the original inspired texts written in Hebrew and Greek. In fact, the New World Bible Translation Committee even got God's name back in the holy scriptures. If your bible does not include that, then look in the forward for YHWH (Appears almost 7000 times in the original Hebrew texts), and most will tell that they changed God's name (Jehovah) to LORD or other terms. If you want to have a personal relationship with God, then wouldn't you want to please him by using his name? What kind of a friendship could you have with someone if you didn't use their name, but rather, a title. The Merriam-Webster dictionary mentions that God has the definition of "the supreme or ultimate reality," therefore, suggesting this really is a title. So, my preference is to go with the New World Translation, published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.

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is seems misterg has a lot of questions that he would like to have answered about the use of our Bible. What I suggest is that you go to our website: www.jw.org and request a visit to sit down personally to talk with someone on a one on one bases about our beliefs as well as the Bible translation that we use. Like stated above the NWT is much easier for me personally to us even though I do use other versions in the field as well as when I study with different ones. I can teach them from their Bible but they always seems to want to use the NWT because it is easier to understand. Like I stated earlier, I suggest you or anyone that would like more information about us to please go to our web site and request a visit and someone would be more than happy to call on your because 2 Tim 3:16 state "All Scriptures is inspired of God and beneficial for...setting things straight..." NWT

And as a side note...in some of our publications we also use other Bible translations as well and it is noted when we do.

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God loves you for who you are not what you've done or are doing. Paul clearly states in Romans that you cannot earn your salvation. It's in true faith in Jesus Christ and His atoning sacrifice that we are made right with God. It doesn't matter if you know His true name or not because you can know His name and still go to hell. As long as you love Him with all your heart, soul and mind. Then you shall be saved because you will try to keep the law even when it is not required of you. Jesus prays in John 17:21 saying "I am in you as you are in me" and in John 10:30 States "I and the Father are one." Paul said himself that Jesus was ruler and creator (Colossians 1:16) of this world. Anything coming out of Jesus's mouth is truth and He is one with God and the Holy Spirit as well. He is referred to as a person not a force, He can also be in many places at once, only God has that attribute.

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We don't need to fulfill the commandments, Jesus did it for us and THROUGH Him we have eternal life. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me." John 14:6. If you are offended by this, then that's a quarrel between you and God because I am simply the messenger. Be more loving.
May peace, love and mercy follow all who read this
I LOVE JESUS
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