THE KINGDOM INTERLINEAR TRANSLATION (1969 EDITION)
DECLARES THAT JESUS CHRIST IS JEHOVAH GOD
The foreward of this Bible says on page 17:
The evidence is, therefore, that the original text of the Christian
Greek Scriptures has been tampered with, the same as the text of the
LXX has been. And, at least from the third century A.D. onward, the
divine name in Tetragrammaton form has been eliminated from the text
by copyist who did not understand or appreciate the divine name or who
developed an aversion to it, possibly under the influence of Anti-
Semitism. In place of it they substituted the word KYRIOS (USUALLY
TRANSLATED "THE LORD") and THEOS, MEANING "GOD" (emphasis ours).
In the next paragraph it states:
Every Greek reader must confess that in the LXX, the Greek words
KYRIOS and THEOS have been used to crowd out the distinctive names
of the Supreme Diety. EVERY COMPREHENSIVE GREEK ENGLISH-DICTIONARY
states that these two Greek words have been used as EQUIVALENTS OF
THE DIVINE NAME. Hence the modern translator is warranted in using
the divine name as an equivalent of those two words... (emphasis ours).
At the bottom of page 18, a footnote quotes A GREEK-ENGLISH LEXICON
of the New Testament by J.H. Thayer, where on page 65, Thayer says
of Kurios that the title is given to God; and on page 287 Thayer says
Theos is equivalent to Jehovah. Other footnotes on the same page show
"Kurios = Hebrew Yahweh," "Kurios, the Lord = Hebrew Jehovah, LXX,"
and "Kurios... most usually corresponds to ... Jehovah, and in this
sense is applied." An example of this is Revelation 1:8, page 1075
of the K.I.T.
Now looking at Philippians 2:10-11 (page 885 of the K.I.T.), the
English translation under the greek text reads: "in order that
in the name of Jesus every knee should bend... and every tongue
confess out that LORD JESUS CHRIST into the glory of God the Father
(emphasis ours). The Greek word for Lord is KURIOS. The footnotes
on page 18 make it clear that the verse can properly be rendered:
"that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend... and every
tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Jehovah God to the glory of
God the Father."
It is also interesting to note that Jehovah says in Isaiah 45:23,
"... that to me every knee should bend down, every tongue will
swear..." Obviously, St. Paul has chosen to give honor to Jesus
in Philippians 2:10-11.
Page 1032 makes it plain that Jesus Christ is Jehovah. 1 Peter 3:15
says: "But sanctify the Christ as Lord in your hearts..." (right
column). The footnote for verse 15 says: "Sanctify the Christ as
LORD... sanctify the Messiah our Lord... sanctify the Lord God,
Textus Receptus; SANCTIFY JEHOVAH GOD" (emphasis ours). Therefore,
the Christ is to be sanctified as Jehovah God.
The K.I.T. rules also show that in John 1:1 the Greek "theos on ho
logos" must be rendered "... and the Word was God," because page 17
of the foreward says THEOS MEANS GOD. In fact, John 1:1 in the
Watchtower rendering says "a god", but on the same page in the left
column, in the English under the Greek rendering, plainly says "the
Word was with God." Also Dueteronomy 32:39 shows that "a god" (cf.
John 1:1) could not have been with God: "See now that I, even I AM
he, and there is no god with me" (K.J.V.). The word for "god" there
is elohim in the Hebrew, meaning any kind of god or angels or demons,
The Kingdom Bible demonstrates Jesus is the "I AM" of Exodus 3:14.
On page 467 of the K.I.T., the Greek text reads: "prin Abraham
genesthai ego eimi (Before Abraham to become I am). If Jesus had
said, "Before Abraham came into existence I have been," the Greek
would have to say, "prin Abraham genesthai ego en" (all recognized
Greek scholars agree with this). Exodus 3:14 reads, "Ego eimi ho ohn,"
(based on the Septuagint) meaning "I AM THAT I AM," according to the
King James Bible. It can be shown here that Jehovah God actually
calls himself both ego eimi and ho ohn, although the footnote on page
467 fails to mention this. However, the Kingdom Interlinear clearly
renders ego eimi as I AM in John 8:24, 13:19, and 18:15, thus
faithfully demonstrating Jesus' use of Jehovah's name.
The K.I.T. shows that Jesus is called THE LORD (ho Kurios) and THE
GOD (ho Theos) at John 20:28 from the Greek text. Pages 1158 and
1159 place great emphasis on the article ho before the noun theos
to distinguish the true God, therefore John 20:28 meets K.I.T.
requirements in proclaiming Jesus as Jehovah God.
The Kingdom Bible also declares the way to salvation: Acts 16:31,
"... Believe upon the LORD JESUS, and you will be saved, you and
the household of you" (page 621, emphasis ours). See also Romans
10:9, 13, 8:39; 1 Corinthians 15:31, 47; Acts 10:36; John 3:36,
OF JEHOVAH JESUS IS JEHOVAH GOD OF JESUS
Gen. 1:1; Job 33:4; Isa. 40:28 CREATOR John 1:3; Col. 1:15-17
Ps. 106:21; Isa. 43:3, 11 45:21-23 SAVIOR John 3:17, 4:42;
Acts 4:12; 1 John 4:14
Deuteronomy 10:17 LORD OF LORDS Rev. 17:14, 19:16
1 Tim. 6:14-16
Isa. 41:4, 44:6, 48:12 FIRST AND LAST Rev. 1:17, 2:8, 22:13
Isa. 7:14, 9:6, Jer. 32:18, GOD Matt. 1:23; John 1:1,
Deuteronomy 7:21 20:28; Heb. 1:8
1 John 5:20
Ps. 102:25-27; Malachi 3:6 CHANGELESS Heb. 1:10-11, 13:8;
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