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OCTOBER 11, 2013
GLOBAL NEWS

Revised New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

Revised New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

During a special meeting held on October 5, 2013, Jehovah’s Witnesses announced the release of a revised English edition of the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. The current New World Bible Translation Committee responded to changes in modern language by reflecting these in the text and clarifying certain Biblical expressions, enhancing readability and understanding. Based on further examination of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other ancient manuscripts, this revision also includes six additional occurrences of the divine name: Judges 19:18; 1 Samuel 2:25; 6:3; 10:26; 23:14; 23:16. A PDF of the printed edition as well as an electronic version in the new JW Library application are available for download, free of charge, at www.jw.org.

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International: J. R. Brown, Office of Public Information, tel. +1 718 560 5000