Why does the word ‘saints’ appear in the Bible of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Author: BibleAsk Team

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All right, so Juan is asking, why does the word saints appear on the Bible of Jehovah Witnesses? Well, my friend Juan, that is a really good question. And I have to say before I answer this, that Bible asks, we’re not a Jehovah’s Witness ministry. We’re in no way affiliated with the Jehovah’s Witness church or in any know, we have no connection to this church whatsoever. So I have to say I don’t know much about the Jehovah’s Witness church or their Bible.

Speaker 1

So I had to do a little bit of research to answer your question, but based on what I read, it appears that they do refer to saints as holy ones. So just anybody who’s God’s people. And again, I’m not a Jehovah’s Witness, nor are we affiliated with that church in any way. So if there’s a friend you have that’s a JW, that they can answer this a little bit more thoroughly. I definitely welcome that.

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But as far as what I understand as to why they might use the word saints more often in their Bible, which I believe is a new world translation, it’s a different translation than I use. They might use the word saints just like in Jehovah’s Witness Bible, they use the word Jehovah a lot. They use that more than like in King James. They use the word God and lord and stuff a lot. But in Jehovah’s Witness Bible they use Jehovah more.

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And so maybe talking about God’s people, they might use saints more. Possibly. I have to be honest, I haven’t really read the new World translation, but I do know that they don’t believe that saints are anybody you pray to. They’re just basically holy people, God’s people in a sense, which is in line with what I believe most christian denominations would also agree with just a saint. It means one of God’s people.

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