As I prepare to go to the Jehovah’s Witness district convention, I am doing some extra research in Phil. chapter 2. In verses 9-11 of Phil. 2, the text proclaims of Christ;
2:9 As a result God exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
2:10 so that at the name of Jesus
every knee will bow
– in heaven and on earth and under the earth –
2:11 and every tongue confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord
to the glory of God the Father.
(Phil. 2:9-11 NET BIBLE)
As I was looking over the New World Translation this evening, I noticed what the WTB&TS does with this verse;
For this very reason also God exalted him to a superior position and kindly gave him the name that is above every [other] name, 10 so that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven and those on earth and those under the ground, 11and every tongue should openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. (Phil. 2:9-11 NWT)
Well, there it is again. Another instance of the WTB&TS changing the rendering of a verse to subtract from the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. However, notice the Kingdom Interlinear Translation of this verse;
Notice the rendering of the verse via the KIT edition, which is faithful to Paul’s, via the Holy Spirit’s intent regarding this passage; “the name over every name.” Notice also the NWT english rendering of this verse to the right of the Greek text; “the name that is above every [other] name.” This is just another example of the lengths that the WTB&TS will go through to deny the deity of Christ. However, truth is truth and truth tells us that Jesus Christ is the name above every name…the highest name in the universe and beyond.