Jehovah Witness Bible – Missing or Changed Scriptures

WHOLE Bible verses deleted in the “New World Translation”

The following WHOLE verses have been removed in the Jehovah’s Witness “Bible”–whether in the text or placed in an appendix…OVER 47 in the New Testament alone 

A TYPICAL EXAMPLE Matthew 18:10-12

10. See to it that you men do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you, That their angels in heaven always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Verse 11 has been deleted as it says the following:-  For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.

12. “What do you think?  if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astrayed, will he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?  (“New World Translation”, Revised 1984 edition.)

What leading Protestant Greek scholars say about the “New World Translation”:

Matthew 17:21 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”
Matthew 18:11 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.”
Matthew 23:14 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.”
Mark 7:16 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.”
Mark 9:44 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
Mark 9:46 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.”
Mark 11:26 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Mark 15:28 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.”
Mark 16:9-20 (all 12 verses) — They separated the last 12 verses of Mark from the main text in an appendix (of sorts) with this detracting statement: “Some late manuscripts and versions contain a short conclusion after Mark 16:8, as follows] (New World Translation, Revised 1984 edition)

Luke 1:28 – Vitally important phrase COMPLETELY removed.  “blessed art thou among women”

Luke 17:36 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”
Luke 23:17 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“(For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)”
John 5:4 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.”

John 7:53- 8:11 (all 12 verses) — They separated the last 12 verses of Mark from the main text and place it at the bottom of the page in a appendix (of sorts) with this detracting statement: “Manuscripts NBSYS omit verses 53 to chapter 8, verse 11, which read ( with some variations in the various Greek texts and versions) as follows:”
Acts 8:37 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
Acts 15:34 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.”
Acts 24:6-8 — Vitally important phrases (from verses 6,8) and all of verse 7 COMPLETELY removed. “and would have judged according to our law. But the chief captain Sysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, commanding his accusers to come unto thee:”
Acts 28:29 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.”
Romans 16:24 — COMPLETELY removed. What are the Jehovah’s Witness missing?
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”

Colossians 1:2 — Important phrase COMPLETELY removed. “and the Lord Jesus Christ”

Colossians 2:2 — Important phrase COMPLETELY removed. “and of the Father, and”

I John 5:13 — Vitally important phrase COMPLETELY removed. “and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God”

Rev 1:11 — Vitally important phrase COMPLETELY removed. “I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and,”
Rev 2:15 — important phrase COMPLETELY removed “which thing I hate”

Rev 21:24 — Important phrase COMPLETELY removed. “of them which are saved”

I John 5:7 — Vitally important phrase COMPLETELY removed. In the Jehovah’s Witness”New World Translation” it says,

“For there are three witness bearers,”

What are the NWT readers missing? What does the real Bible say?

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

This is one of the GREATEST verses testifying of the trinity. That is why the Jehovah’s Witnesses leave it out. They do not believe in the trinity and they do not believe that Jesus is God. Whole books have been written on the manuscript evidence that supports inclusion of this verse in the Bible. Reader, do you believe in the triunity of God? If so, then this deletion should offend you. The Jehovah Witnesses are playing around with the Bible and it isn’t funny.

What leading Protestant Greek scholars say about the “New World Translation” :

Dr. Bruce M. Metzger, professor of New Testament at Princeton University, calls the NWT “a frightful mistranslation,.. Erroneous…pernicious…reprehensible.. If the Jehovah’s Witnesses take this translation seriously, they are polytheists.” (Professor of New Testament Language and Literature)
Dr. William Barclay, a leading Greek scholar, said “it is abundantly clear that a sect which can translate the New Testament like that is intellectually dishonest.”
British scholar H.H. Rowley stated, “From beginning to end this volume is a shining example of how the Bible should not be translated….Well, as a backdrop, I was disturbed because they (Watchtower) had misquoted me in support of their translation.” (These words were excerpted from the tape, “Martin and Julius Mantey on The New World Translation”, Mantey is quoted on pages 1158-1159 of the Kingdom interlinear Translation)
Dr. Julius Mantey , author of A Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament, calls the NWT “a shocking mistranslation…Obsolete and incorrect…It is neither scholarly nor reasonable to translate John 1:1 ‘The Word was a god…I have never read any New Testament so badly translated as The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of The Greek Scriptures…. it is a distortion of the New Testament.

The translators used what J.B. Rotherham had translated in 1893, in modern speech, and changed the readings in scores of passages to state what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and teach. That is a distortion not a translation.” (Julius Mantey , Depth Exploration in The New Testament (N.Y.: Vantage Pres, 1980), pp.136-137) the translators of the NWT are “diabolical deceivers.” (Julius Mantey in discussion with Walter Martin)

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