Why is the New World Translation a better Bible translation than the King James Version?
- TeeMLv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
Please understand, If the only two choices I had to be able to read God's Word, was the KJV and the NIV.
I would choose the KJV.
Having said that, and I own 5 hard copies, (one given to me by my Grandmother) and several 'electronic copies'
I know the KJV has some 20,000 errors in it.
This is why the ASV, NASB, ESV, ISV and any number of the other translations you prefer were created.
As one scholar stated, 'The majority of the reasons the NWT is different from other Bibles, is not because of their bias, but because of the accuracy of their translation' (loose quote)
Why do people 'hate' the NWT? Because it doesn't agree with their preconceived idea of what the Bible 'should say'.
People want the KJV to be accurate and if a translation doesn't 'agree' with the KJV this translation is deemed to be wrong.
Ask yourself, how does a Bible scholar become acceptable and quoted?
By agreeing with the KJV. If they don't they are slammed with accusations of being 'unlettered' 'unapproved'
They could lose their jobs and positions at trinitarian colleges.
Thus there is great pressure for such ones to support the renderings of the KJV.
Thus there is great pressure for such ones to slam any Bible that doesn't agree with the KJV
Or as one scholar stated:
"We are the victims of 350 years of the King James tradition"
- RebmilcLv 41 year ago
(ISAIAH 40:8 ) “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
(Psalm 12:6-7) “The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.” KJV
The above are just a small sampling of God’s promises to preserve his word for ever.
(Psalm 33:11) says God’s thoughts would NOT BE LOST but rather would stand to ALL generations, and we know from passages such as 1 Corinthians 2:12-13 that these divine thoughts have been expressed through divinely-chosen words. “Which things also we speak, NOT IN THE WORDS which man’s wisdom teacheth, BUT WHICH the Holy Ghost teacheth...” The promise in Psalm 33, therefore, is also a promise of the verbal preservation of Scripture.
Notice (Psalm 12:67) states quite clearly that God will preserve his word for EVERY generation.
Now compare God’s promises with some of the quotes made in the best answer awarded to a JW by a JW.
“Why do people 'hate' the NWT? Because it doesn't agree with their preconceived idea of what the Bible 'should say'”.
“People want the KJV to be accurate and if a translation doesn't 'agree' with the KJV this translation is deemed to be wrong”.
“They could lose their jobs and positions at trinitarian colleges”.
"We are the victims of 350 years of the King James tradition"
This attack by the JWs on scholars throughout history, many who gave their lives so we that we could have access to the scriptures, Is Breath-taking in its arrogance. Especially when they both use and quote these same scholars for aid when it suits their purposes, simply Because the ‘watchtower organization’ doesn’t possess any scholarship of their own.
The New Testament portion was released in 1950, as The New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures, with the complete Bible released in 1961
So, the JWs are calling God totally inept because He was unable to preserve His word for hundreds of generations as He promised, until they came along (With no recognized scholarship) to produce their own mis-translation in the 1950s.
Ask yourself, who would you rather believe, God or the watchtower?
- Anonymous1 year ago
There's a couple of reasons why the New World Translation is a better translation in the King James Bible the people that have written the New World Translation very frequently compare the New World Translation against the original Greek and Hebrew documentation trying to keep it as close to the original language as possible.
The second reason is the King James has blatantly removed the tetragramaton the name of God from the Old Testament 5900 x in direct violation of Revelation that says you shall not remove things from the book!
The New World Translation has done its utmost to put the name of God where God put it to start with. And if you're going to study the word of God study it with God's name where it's supposed to be! After all what good does it to study if you don't know what you're studying!
- Forrest ToneyLv 71 year ago
Greek text is best .
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- Chi girlLv 72 years ago
The JW-made text, the New World Translation, is no bible. It's considered heresy by Christian churches.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- hillbillyLv 72 years ago
It is NOT, as it has been changed. Some scripture is left out, others have been miss-translated.
- SLv 42 years ago
The King James Bible is perfect, it is 100% accurate, and it is the Bible, and it is the fulfillment of the Lord's promise to preserve His Word.
The "new world translation" is from the "Jehovah's witness" cult that leads to hell, so avoid it and them.
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- PearlLv 72 years ago
nnaybe cause its easier to understand
- 2 years ago
it is not
- tentofieldLv 72 years ago
Just about all English translations are better than the KJV. The KJV writers had an agenda to support the King as head of the church in England and the Bible had to do that. As a consequence some phrases were translated less accurately than you would expect.
On top of that English 400 years ago was different from today, words had different meanings and do not mean today what the translators intended. We do not find that surprising with the works of Shakespeare, Marlowe or Jonson, whose writings were contemporary with the KJV, so why do some people insist that a modern understanding of various words is what was meant at the time?
The KJV has a place in history and is a lovely version of the Bible demonstrating the use of English 400 years ago but it is not a particularly useful translation for people who want to know what the Bible says. Modern translations are more accurate.