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New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures (Watch Tower Bible Translations)

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It is a very responsible thing to translate the Holy Scriptures from their original languages of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek into modern speech. Translating the Holy Scriptures means rendering into another language the thoughts and sayings of Jehovah God, the heavenly Author of this sacred library of sixty-six books that holy men of long ago were inspired to write down for o ...more
Hardcover, 1600 pages
Published 1984 by Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc (first published 1961)
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Tami
Oct 01, 2011 Tami rated it it was amazing
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I am an 11 year old girl. I read the bible and meditate on it each day. I am a Jehovah's Witness. My mom is a full time pioneer and my goal is to follow her footsteps. This book gives me inspiration and hope for the future. I love it and continue to read it. I find it hard to put it down. Jehovah's Witnesses try to encourage bible reading throughout the world. The bible is God's word. "That people may know that you whose name is Jehovah, you alone are the most high over all the earth." Psalms 83 ...more
Vigilante
Dec 23, 2007 Vigilante rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: religion
"All scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work." - 2 Timothy 3:16,17.
Brandon
Jan 13, 2010 Brandon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
no other book like this. Amazing read. Saved my life.
Colleen
Feb 11, 2010 Colleen is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
This is of couse the best book ever written, and the best translation available. I recommend it for everyone!
Pseudo Surrealist
Jan 04, 2008 Pseudo Surrealist rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all!
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Clearest translation ever!
Mhoyla
Nov 24, 2008 Mhoyla rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
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Now, this is the book that help you to save your life. The bible is the most profound book that I have ever read. I am still reading and learning from it. I study from it daily. I never tire of it and can actually picture in my mind the people who are depicted in it. I meditate on the scriptures and learn daily with this book.

I highly recommend it to everyone who truly wants to live forever and to be able to see your your loved ones again, here on the earth in real life.

You will have the possib
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Amanda
Oct 26, 2009 Amanda is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome
Michelle
Aug 09, 2008 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone.
Recommended to Michelle by: My husband.
Shelves: on-going
This is my lifeline. Without it I would have no hope.
Ashley Cooper
Jul 15, 2008 Ashley Cooper rated it it was amazing
The one, the only, the best book EVER!
S Dizzy
Feb 07, 2016 S Dizzy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
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05Jan2014: I received the 2013 updated translation of this Bible and I absolutely love it! The simple modern language and clarity of the verses makes it understandable and enjoyable to read the words of God. I look forward to reading this translation over and over again. Also there are maps, diagrams, time lines, appendices, a Hebrew calendar and a chart of the prophets & kings of Israel. But the main feature I truly appreciate is that God's personal name, Jehovah, is in its rightful place o ...more
Mariah
Feb 26, 2010 Mariah rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!!!
the best book EVER written. This is the most accurate translation of the original manuscripts you will ever find, and it is truely a life saver. Seriously~ if you read this book and follow what is outlined in it, then you can have everlasting life! No joke! You will live forever! So~ go read it! And don't worry about how long it takes you to read it. Some people can do it in a few months, other people take 2 years! But you definitely need to read and meditate on what it says!
Robert
Nov 23, 2008 Robert rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, fiction
My beloved assures me that this version of the Christian Bible is the best for accuracy and readability, and in some ways, I am agreed. Being one of those individuals with a lot of free time on their hands, I have read several versions of the Jewish Tanakh and the Christian New Testament, and find this one to be one of the clearest. Of course, having been raised Catholic, I will always be partial to their versions of the Good Book.
Heather Renee'
Jan 22, 2008 Heather Renee' rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favs
Currently reading and will continue to read for the rest of my life. Life giving bread a spiritual feast.
Russ Painter
Sep 24, 2011 Russ Painter rated it did not like it
This is actually a collection of books put together by the Catholic church about 300 years after the last characters in the stories had died. It's in 2 major parts.

Part 1: The Old Testament
This consists of myths mostly copied from the myths of other primitive cultures. The original versions of these stories had many gods, but these had been edited out for the most part in an effort to rewrite history by people who were embarrassed by their polytheistic past. I think this is a shame since the pol
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Cliff
Feb 08, 2010 Cliff rated it it was amazing
Best Bible translation period. Literal throughout, but discerning enough to know when a word for word translation would throw the English reader off. Not pressured by clumsy wording to support false doctrines. Uses the divine name throughout. Modern English. Most accurate Bible I have ever read.
Doc Ronny Allard
Feb 09, 2008 Doc Ronny Allard rated it did not like it
Recommended to Doc Ronny by: Jehovah Witnesses
My first Biblical reading was from this. I began to notice some differences between this and my family's King Jimmy on the book shelf.
Lg
Mar 09, 2008 Lg rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone searching for truth
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I just couldn't put it down!
Sam Thorne
May 16, 2012 Sam Thorne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christians, Muslims
This is one of the most readable translations of the Holy Bible for the modern reader. It's also one of the more accurately translated versions of the Bible; accurate to the point of being the version most likely to offend the sort of Christian who prefers traditional errancy to accuracy. By the same cause, it's also the version least likely to offend Muslims, and a number Muslim authors prefer it when quoting the Tawrat, Nabi, Injeel, and Rasule.

On this point, a number of modern translations re
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Rosanne Catalano
Sep 22, 2014 Rosanne Catalano rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Excellent version of the Holy Bible! I would highly recommend this book. Because, although I had read the Holy Bible years ago and even took a class in high school titled "Bible As Literature," this edition of the Holy Bible enabled me to better understand exactly what our Heavenly Father wants from His children. Past editions confused me a little. I feel this edition explains Father, Son, and The Holy Spirit much, much better than the editions I had read in the past; both in school and at home.
Buster2u
Aug 25, 2011 Buster2u rated it it was amazing
I've read from many versions of the Bible. This is the first version I have read cover to cover. I find this translation to be clear and direct. A friend who is a Greek Scholar has read from some of the oldest manuscripts. He told me that the New World Translation of the Greek (New Testament) is the most accurate he has every come across. In his opinion no one can improve on this translation of the Greek Scriptures into English.
Freefallen ~ YA Reviewer
Feb 03, 2014 Freefallen ~ YA Reviewer rated it it was amazing
This translation uses God's name, Jehovah, whereas many other editions refuse to use His name!
I personally find the Bible to be very upbuilding and uplifting; it gives a wonderful hope for the future, and contains many prophecies that are a wonder to watch and see fulfillment. It's a great comfort in times of distress. (: 2 Timothy 3 v 16~
Bobby
Oct 21, 2009 Bobby rated it it was amazing
Jehovah is the name of our heavenly Father. And that Jehovah truly is the only true God and that HE is the author of the Bible
Jawe Querimit
May 23, 2012 Jawe Querimit rated it it was amazing
The book that can really change and save lives. It transformed mine. And I strongly believe that it is God's word. I was 9 when I started reading this. And my goal since then was to finish reading the entire bible. After long years of battling against unnecessary activities, I was able to finish reading the book last year. And I'm reading it again but this time, I'm giving myself a chance to meditate on each chapter, to determine why God decided such chapter to be included in His book and how sh ...more
Kev Cas
May 02, 2010 Kev Cas rated it it was amazing
If I had to only keep one book my whole life, this would be it. :)
Tina
Mar 03, 2013 Tina rated it it was amazing
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The translation is from the original Hebrew & Aramaic and Greek text. It is a very responsible thing to translate the Holy Scriptures from their original languages of Hebrew,Aramaic & Greek into modern speech. Translating the Holy Scriptures means rendering into another language the thoughts & sayings of Jehovah God, the heavenly Author of this sacred library of 66 books that holy men of long ago were inspired to write down for our benefit today.
That is a very sobering thought. The t
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Anna
Nov 18, 2008 Anna rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Anna by: my own search for God
The OLDEST known documentation of God's dealings with mankind. Of why things were and are, of where we came from, of why we are here, of where we're going. It answers one of the most profound questions ever raised by humankind: "What is the Meaning of Life?" It is packed with action, drama, love, hate, greed, lust, desires, longings, poetry, songs, prayers, meditations, prophecies fulfilled, being fulfilled in our time, and yet to be fulfilled. To read it, to follow and understand intently the s ...more
Northern K Sunderland
Jan 26, 2010 Northern K Sunderland rated it it was amazing
What can I say? It's the Bible.
This is a daily re-read for me.
Restokes92
Nov 22, 2013 Restokes92 rated it it was amazing
For this book I feel like the author really used the aspect of conflict very well throughout the book. I feel like this craft was covered extremely well because each type of conflict is covered in the Bible. Person against person, person against nature (or spirit creatures), and most of all, internal conflict is covered. For example person against person is covered in the story of Cain and Abel, where Cain decides to kill his brother Abel because Abel’s sacrifices are valued by God more than his ...more
Al Santiago
Jul 15, 2014 Al Santiago rated it it was ok
Reading the Bible is, quite frankly, a very important task that should be done by every literate person. Even a summary of this literary work would suffice. The importance is not one of "spiritual enlightenment" or any such metaphysical aspiration or divinity, but because this book, along with other religious texts, has had such a profound influence on Western civilization for better or worse. The impact and sway that the Bible has held over art, literature, government, "morals", reproduction an ...more
Darren
Nov 20, 2010 Darren rated it liked it
I have read the (Authorized) King James Version twice, and one reading of the following: The New King James Version, the New International Version, the Good News Bible along with the New World Translation. Some people believe that the NWT is a poor translation because of its association with the Jehovah's Witnesses, but it proves to be a highly reliable translation;however, my many readings and study of the scriptures over many years finally converted me to become a born again Atheist, and THANK ...more
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