New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

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The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (NWT) is a modern-language translation of the Bible published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society for Jehovah's Witnesses in 1961. It is not the first bible to be published by the group, but is their first original translation of ancient Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic biblical texts. As of 2010, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania has published more than 165 million copies of the Bible in 87 languages.

Quotes[edit]

Genesis[edit]

  • In [the] beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
    • Genesis 1:1

Exodus[edit]

  • Later on the king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, the name of one of whom was Shiph´rah and the name of the other Pu´ah,
    yes, he went so far as to say: “When YOU help the Hebrew women to give birth and YOU do see them on the stool for childbirth, if it is a son, YOU must also put it to death; but if it is a daughter, it must also live.”
    • Exodus 15-16

Leviticus[edit]

  • And Jehovah proceeded to call Moses and speak to him out of the tent of meeting, saying:
    “Speak to the sons of Israel, and you must say to them, ‘In case some man of YOU would present an offering to Jehovah from the domestic animals, YOU should present YOUR offering from the herd and from the flock.”
    • Leviticus 1:1,2

Numbers[edit]

  • “And some men should be with YOU, one man to a tribe; each is a head to the house of his fathers.
    • Numbers 1:4

Deuteronomy[edit]

  • “Jehovah our God spoke to us in Ho´reb, saying, ‘YOU have dwelt long enough in this mountainous region. "
    • Deuteronomy 1:1

Isaiah[edit]

  • No weapon formed against you will have any success,

And you will condemn any tongue that rises up against you in the judgment.

    • Isaiah 54ː17

Psalm[edit]

  • Happy is the man that has not walked in the counsel of the wicked ones,
    And in the way of sinners has not stood,
    And in the seat of ridiculers has not sat.
    • Psalm 1:1
  • I am scorned by all my adversaries,

Especially my neighbors.

And I am dreaded by my acquaintances;

When they see me in public, they flee from me.

I am put out of their heart and forgotten, as if I were dead;

I am like a broken jar.

I have heard many evil rumors;

Terror surrounds me.

When they gather together as one against me,

They scheme to take away my life.

But I trust in you, O Jehovah.

I declare: “You are my God.”

My days are in your hand.

Rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from those persecuting me.

Psalms 31:11-15

  • And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more;
    And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be. But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth,
    And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.
    • Psalm 37: 10,11
  • "That people may know that you, whose name is Jehovah,
    You alone are the Most High over all the earth."
    • New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. Psalm 83:18
      • That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.
      • That they may know that thou alone, whose name is Jehovah,
        Art the Most High over all the earth.

Ecclesiastes[edit]

  • The words of the congregator, the son of David the king in Jerusalem.
    “The greatest vanity!” the congregator has said, “the greatest vanity! Everything is vanity!”
    • Ecclesiastes 1:1,2
  • All this I have seen, and there was an applying of my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, during the time that man has dominated man to his injury.
    • Ecclesiastes 8:9
  • All that your hand finds to do, do with your very power, for there is no work nor devising nor knowledge nor wisdom in She´ol, the place to which you are going.
    • Ecclesiastes 9:10
  • I returned to see under the sun that the swift do not have the race, nor the mighty ones the battle, nor do the wise also have the food, nor do the understanding ones also have the riches, nor do even those having knowledge have the favor; because time and unforeseen occurrence befall them all.
    For man also does not know his time. Just like fishes that are being taken in an evil net, and like birds that are being taken in a trap, so the sons of men themselves are being ensnared at a calamitous time, when it falls upon them suddenly.
    • Ecclesiastes 9:11,12
  • Remember, now, your Grand Creator in the days of your young manhood, before the calamitous days proceed to come, or the years have arrived when you will say: “I have no delight in them”;
    • Ecclesiastes 12:1

Song of Solomon[edit]

  • The superlative song, which is Sol´o·mon’s:
    “May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for your expressions of endearment are better than wine.
    For fragrance your oils are good. Like an oil that is poured out is your name. That is why maidens themselves have loved you.
    Draw me with you; let us run. The king has brought me into his interior rooms! Do let us be joyful and rejoice in you. Do let us mention your expressions of endearment more than wine. Deservedly they have loved you.
    • Song of Solomon 1:1-4
  • “Look! You are beautiful, O girl companion of mine. Look! You are beautiful. Your eyes are [those of] doves.”
    “Look! You are beautiful, my dear one, also pleasant. Our divan also is one of foliage.
    The beams of our grand house are cedars, our rafters juniper trees.
    • Song of Solomon 1:15-17
  • “O that you were like a brother of mine, sucking the breasts of my mother! Should I find you outside, I would kiss you. People would not even despise me.
    • Song of Solomon 8:1

Haggai[edit]

  • And I will shake all the nations, and the precious things of all the nations will come in; and I will fill this house with glory, says Jehovah of armies.
  • The future glory of this house will be greater than the former, says Jehovah of armies.

John[edit]

  • In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god.
    This one was in [the] beginning with God.
    All things came into existence through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence.
    • John 1:1-3

Romans[edit]

  • For his invisible [qualities] are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they are inexcusable;
    • Romans 1:20

Revelation[edit]

  • Before the throne was something resembling a glassy sea, like crystal. In the midst of the throne and around the throne were four living creatures that were full of eyes in front and behind. The first living creature was like a lion, and the second living creature was like a young bull, and the third living creature had a face like a man’s, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.
    • Revelation 4:6–7
  • Because the Lamb, who is in the midst of the throne, will shepherd them and will guide them to springs of waters of life. And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes.
  • With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them.
    And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
    • Revelation 21:3,4

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