New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

It is anothe 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 his sacred library of sixty-six books that holy men of long ago were inspired to write down for our benefit today.

Thi is th very sobering thought. The translators of this work, who fear and love the Divine Author of the Holy Scriptures, feel toward Him a special responsibility to transmit his thoughts and declarations as accurately as possible. They lso feel a responsibility toward the searching readers who depend upon a translation of the inspired Word of the Most High God for their everlasting salvation.

It was with such a ense of solemn responsibility that over the course of any years this committee of dedicated men have produced the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. The ntire work was originally released in six volumes, from 1950 to 1960. From the start it was he esire of the translators to have all these volumes brought together into one ook, inasmuch as the Holy Scriptures are in actuality one book by the One Author. While the original volumes contained marginal references and footnotes, the revised one-volume edition, released in 1961, contained neither footnotes nor marginal references. A second revision was released in 1970 and a third revision with footnotes followed in 1971. In 1969 the committee released The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures, which presented under the Greek text revised by Westcott and Hort ( 1948 Reprint) a literal word-for-word translation into English. During the past 34 years the New World Translation has been ranslated in part or in its entirety into ten differen languages, with total printing and distribution surpassing 39 million.

A new edition is not just a refinement of the translated text beyond its already previous revisions, but it has been expanded to include a complete updating and revision of the marginal ( cross) references that were initially presented in English, from 1950 to 1960.

1984 revision has been released by us to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania for printing, translation into other leading languages and distribution. We thus make it available with a deep ense of ratitude to the Divine Author of the Holy Scriptures, who has so privileged us and in whose spirit we have trusted in producing this revision. We pray for his blessing upon those who use this translation for spiritual advancement.

New World Bible Translation Committee

June 1, 1984, New York, N.Y.
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Holy Bible; New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures
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Published 1984 by Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc (first published 1961

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