|New World Translation|
|Old Covenant||New Covenant|
It was translated from the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek languages by a committee.
It was originally released in six volumes from 1950 to 1960. The originals contained marginal references and footnotes. The revised 1961 edition had neither. This 1984 edition has been expanded to include complete updating and revision of the marginal (cross) references of the original edition.
It was released by the committee to the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania for printing, translation into other languages, and distribution. The translators felt responsible to God to transmit His thoughts and declarations as accurately as possible.
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York (1984)
[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
In [the] beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was a god.
Comparisons which include this version:
From Eternity or From Ancient Times?
The Fringe on the Borders of a Garment
God So Loved the World
The Hebrew Synoptic Gospels
The Israelites and Baal-Peor
The Lord Is My Shepherd: An Anthology
The Lord's Day in the Book of Revelation
The Minor Prophets
The Name of Our Heavenly Father
Offering Sacrifices to the He-Goat
Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread
Sabbaths and Sundown
Scripture Inspired by God
The Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9
The Sides of the Court of the Tabernacle
Some Variations in the Book of Acts
The Speech Problem of Moses
The Story of the Adultress
That Which Will Happen Before the End
Those Who Work Iniquity
The Tragedy at Beth-Shemesh
Was Jesus Forsaken by God?
Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures