New World Translation: Genesis Chapter 8

Since, the publication of their first bible in 1950, Jehovah’s Witnesses have made three major changes to their bibles. After the release of their first fully bound bible entitled New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures in 1961, they revised this edition in 1984 and then again in 2013.

There are major differences in content between their three bible editions. But what are they? it’s very difficult to know because the Watchtower Society, the organization behind Jehovah’s Witnesses, has not included a change log detailing the differences. Therefore, AvoidJW.org is pleased to provide you with a chapter by chapter comparison of the differences between these editions of their bible.

Text in BLUE is what is different between the 1961 Edition and the 1984 Edition

Text in RED is what has been deleted from the 1984 Edition when compared with the 2013 Edition.

Text in PURPLE is where the text has been completely revised.

Text in GREEN is what has been added to the 2013 Edition when compared with the 1984 Edition.

Genesis

Chapter 8

1961 Edition

1 After that God remembered Noah and every wild beast and every domestic animal that was with him in the ark and God caused a wind to pass over the earth and the waters began to subside.

2 And the fountains of the water canopy and the floodgates of the heavens became stopped up and so the downpour from the heavens was restrained.

3 And the waters began receding from off the earth, progressively receding, and at the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters were lacking.

4 And in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountain range of Ar’a.rat.

5 And the waters kept on progressively lessening until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared.

6 So it occurred that at the end of forty days Noah proceeded to open the window’ of the ark which he had made.

7 After that he sent out a raven and it continued flying outdoors, going and returning, until the waters dried off the earth.

8 Later he sent out from him a dove to see whether the waters had flowed off from the surface of the ground.

9 And the dove did not find any resting place for the sole of its foot and so it returned to him into the ark because the waters were yet upon the surface of the whole earth. At that he put his hand out and took it and brought it to himself inside the ark.

10 And he went on waiting still another seven days and once again he sent out the dove from the ark.

11 Later on the dove came to him about the time of evening and, look! there was an olive leaf freshly plucked in its bill and so Noah got to know that the waters had flowed off from the earth.

12 And he went on waiting still another seven days. Then he sent out the dove, but it did not come back again to him any more.

13 Now in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, it came about that the waters had drained from off the earth and Noah proceeded to remove the covering of the ark and to look, and here the surface of the ground had drained dry.

14 And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth had dried off.

15 God now spoke to Noah, saying:

16 “Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.

17 Every living creature that is with you of every sort of flesh, among the flying creatures and among the beasts and among all the creeping animals that Creep upon the earth, bring out with you, as they must swarm in the earth and be fruitful and become many upon the earth.”

18 At that Noah went out, and also his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him.

19 Every living creature, every creeping animal and every flying creature, everything that creeps on the earth, according to their families they went out of the ark.

20 And Noah began to build an altar to Jehovah and to take some of all the clean beasts and of all the clean flying creatures and to offer burnt offerings upon the altar.

21 And Jehovah began to smell a restful odor and so Jehovah said in his heart: “Never again shall I call down evil upon the ground on man’s account, because the inclination of the heart of man is bad from his youth up, and never again shall I deal every living thing a blow just as I have done.

22 For all the days the earth continues, seed sowing and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, will never cease.”

1984 Edition

1 After that God remembered Noah and every wild beast and every domestic animal that was with him in the ark, and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters began to subside.

And the springs of the watery deep and the floodgates of the heavens became stopped up, and so the downpour from the heavens was restrained.

And the waters began receding from off the earth, progressively receding; and at the end of a hundred and fifty days the waters were lacking.

And in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ar′a·rat.

And the waters kept on progressively lessening until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared.

So it occurred that at the end of forty days Noah proceeded to open the window of the ark that he had made.

After that he sent out a raven, and it continued flying outdoors, going and returning, until the waters dried off the earth.

Later he sent out from him a dove to see whether the waters had abated from the surface of the ground.

And the dove did not find any resting-place for the sole of its foot, and so it returned to him into the ark because the waters were yet upon the surface of the whole earth. At that he put his hand out and took it and brought it to himself inside the ark.

10 And he went on waiting still another seven days, and once again he sent out the dove from the ark.

11 Later on the dove came to him about the time of evening and, look! there was an olive leaf freshly plucked in its bill, and so Noah got to know that the waters had abated from the earth.

12 And he went on waiting still another seven days. Then he sent out the dove, but it did not come back again to him anymore.

13 Now in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, it came about that the waters had drained from off the earth; and Noah proceeded to remove the covering of the ark and to look, and here the surface of the ground had drained dry.

14 And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth had dried off.

15 God now spoke to Noah, saying:

16 “Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.

17 Every living creature that is with you of every sort of flesh, among the flying creatures and among the beasts and among all the moving animals that move upon the earth, bring out with you, as they must swarm in the earth and be fruitful and become many upon the earth.”

18 At that Noah went out, and also his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him.

19 Every living creature, every moving animal and every flying creature, everything that moves on the earth, according to their families they went out of the ark.

20 And Noah began to build an altar to Jehovah and to take some of all the clean beasts and of all the clean flying creatures and to offer burnt offerings upon the altar.

21 And Jehovah began to smell a restful odor, and so Jehovah said in his heart: “Never again shall I call down evil upon the ground on man’s account, because the inclination of the heart of man is bad from his youth up; and never again shall I deal every living thing a blow just as I have done.

22 For all the days the earth continues, seed sowing and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, will never cease.”

2013 Edition

1 But God gave attention to Noah and to all the wild animals and domestic animals that were with him in the ark, and God caused a wind to blow over the earth, and the waters began to subside.

The springs of the watery deep and the floodgates of the heavens were stopped up, so the rain from the heavens stopped falling.

Then the waters began to recede progressively from the earth. By the end of 150 days, the waters had subsided.

In the seventh month, on the 17th day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ar′a·rat.

And the waters were steadily decreasing until the tenth month. In the tenth month, on the first of the month, the tops of the mountains appeared.

So at the end of 40 days, Noah opened the window that he had made in the ark.

7 and sent out a raven; it continued flying outside and returning, until the waters dried off the earth.

Later he sent out a dove to see whether the waters had receded from the surface of the ground.

The dove did not find any resting-place to perch, so it returned to him into the ark because the waters were still covering the surface of the whole earth. So he reached his hand out and brought it inside the ark.

10 He waited seven more days, and once again he sent out the dove from the ark.

11 When the dove came to him toward evening, he saw that there was a freshly plucked olive leaf in its bill! So Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth.

12 He waited still another seven days. Then he sent out the dove, but it did not return to him anymore.

13  Now in the 601st year, in the first month, on the first day of the month, the waters had drained from the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was drying.

14 In the second month, on the 27th day of the month, the earth had dried off.

15 God now said to Noah:

16 “Go out of the ark, you, your wife, your sons, and your sons’ wives.

17 Bring out with you all the living creatures of every sort of flesh, of the flying creatures and of the animals and of all the creeping animals of the earth, that they may multiply on the earth and be fruitful and become many on the earth.”

18 So Noah went out, together with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives.

19 Every living creature, every creeping animal and every flying creature, everything that moves on the earth, went out of the ark by families.

20 Then Noah built an altar to Jehovah and took some of all the clean animals and of all the clean flying creatures and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

21 And Jehovah began to smell a pleasing aroma. So Jehovah said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground on man’s account, for the inclination of the heart of man is bad from his youth up; and never again will I strike down every living thing as I have done.

22 From now on, the earth will never cease to have seedsowing and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night.”

  • hiway280z

    Rev. 22: 18—21You can not add words or take away words from the Bible.