New World Bible for iPod
New World Bible for iPod
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New World Bible for iPod1.1

11 November 2006

New World translation of the Bible.

Overview

New World Bible for iPod is the "New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures" Bible in plain text format which you may view in most text editors, but more importantly on any iPod (that supports Notes).

What's new in New World Bible for iPod

Version 1.1:
  • minor corrections
  • now can be installed alphabetically or by bible book

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18 Reviews of New World Bible for iPod

4.5
Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 1.0

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Actually, most true bible text scholars have praise for the NWT for its crisp rendering of Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic, regardless of the fact that it's published by the WTB&TS. It's my understanding that they publish a number of Bible translations. Unlike the poor paraphrasing of the King James version, this one is understandable. While this version in iPod form is most likely NOT authorized, it is welcomed by those of us who prefer "accuracy" in Bible translations, as opposed to dogmatically defending tradition at the expense of truth. For example, why do most English translations omit anything resembling God's name, yet that's not the case in other languages, which attempt to translate the divine name. Interesting, no? Regardless, the iPod version is sortable by Comments in the Finder, though it needs a numbering system to sort appropriately in the iPod. Otherwise, nice job.
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Iiesha
20 November 2008
Version: 1.1
I am not sure if everyone forgot the point of the comment section. I don't want to know what they think of JW's or their bible. How well does this program perform. If you didn't download it, then your comments are in the wrong forum. I am not a JW but I am looking for this kind of software for a friend who is and just got an itouch. This is a hassle having to go through so many stupid comments that have nothing to do with the software! Will this program work on the 2ed Gen ipod itouch? Does anyone know? (anyone who actually used this program)
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shreinhardt
01 March 2008
Version: 1.1
This is perfect. Thank you brother.
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Canaan
07 March 2007
Version: 1.1
If you would like a modern english, Christian translation of the bible for your iPod for free. check out WEB-iBible. http://ibible.eyerc.net/
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Daniellemc
13 January 2007
Version: 1.1
Frankly, if you don't like the translation, don't download the program. And please, I'm sure there are other websites on which you can blast your opinions. Now... can anyone tell me, does it work on an iPod mini?
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Jomy
14 March 2006
Version: 1.0
BEWARE! This "translation" of the Bible is brought to you by the Jehovah's Witnesses. It may cause your iPod to turn on by itself at very inconvenient times. Usually early on Saturday morning.
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Neil
11 October 2005
Version: 1.0
I'll be as brief as possible: Firstly, the NWT has free distribution because unpaid Jehovah's Witnesses go door-to-door with it. Second, the book is produced with reduced overhead, as again they use volunteers. The Watchtower Society is in the top 50 richest corporations in NY City because of these factors. Now to the translation. It has rightly earned such descriptions as "pernicious" and "reprehensible". Substituting words ('Jehovah' 236 times where the Greek for 'Lord' occurs in the NT), altering the text in order to promulgate their own bias (in Genesis 1:2 'Spirit of God' changed to 'God's active force'), simply adding words to change the outcome of the text (the word 'other' added three times in Colossians 1 so as to denigrate the person of Christ), and on and on. Now to those responsible for this - The Watchtower Society. In over 100 years of prophecies and predictions: 100 percent wrong (the return of Christ predicted in 1874, 1914, 1915, 1925 and 1975). They forbade organ transplants for almost 20 years after WW2 using the same logic with which they now forbid blood transfusions. "The poisons that produce the impulse to commit suicide, murder, or steal are in the blood" Watchtower 9/15/61, p563. All this is verifiable. SignsOfLife7@yahoo.com
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Anonymous
06 June 2005
Version: 1.0
This means that over 100million copies of a biased bible that pushes forward the JWs thinking have been distributed by their peons, who personally mean well without realizing they are brain washed. Sad... Also, the one man committee that another poster was referring to as having mostly written the NWT, was Fred Franz, at that time pretty much the number two man in the organization, who later became president of the JWs. Interesting to note that on a judicial case in Scotland in the 60s, when he was put on the stand to testify on the side of the JWs, he couldn't read a simple text in Hebrew, thus purgoring himself on the stand. It's a matter of public record, available on-line. It proves that instead of taking the original Hebrew texts, as the JWs claim, he made the translation from other english translations.
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Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 1.0
Johnny the Baptizer says NWT is just fine. Come on, Charles Taze Russell died before 1920. The translation was first released to the public in portions in 1950. So, you think the guy worked on it while he was dead? If so, follow that religion... King James? You're kidding, right? OK in its' time, but not a worthy book except for a study of old English.
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tony w
02 June 2005
Version: 1.0
for a more accurate version find a KJV of the Bible. Do your study of history and youll find out the nwt was a nearly '1 man commitee' so he could make it say what he wanted, poor mr charles taze russell. the kjv was about a 50 man commitee, thus checks and balances, not a one sided story. tony walker www.preachertony.com
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Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 1.0
I did some checking. Looks like some "reviewers" have missed the point. Over 100-million copies of the NW translation have been distributed to over 200 countries. Now it comes to the iPod. Hooray! As to the critics of JW folk, you should be so peace loving and friendly. As to the iPod version, it's an easy install, and simple to use. The scrolling is a bit tedious on certain Bible books and passages, notably Psalm 119. There should be a way to sort the folders more appropriately in iPod's Notes, but simply re-naming the folders works OK. You gotta remember that many, many others have beliefs that may differ from your own but that does not make those people any less loved by whichever God is ruling these days.
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Rev. Glenn A. Lucas
02 June 2005
Version: 1.0
It is unfortunate that this is being perpetrated as a translation of the Bible. It is at best a biased translation of those portions of the original texts as the Jehovah Witnesses understand them while ignoring the as the vast majority of non-Jehovah Witness scholars understanding of the original texts. Steer clear of this piece. As for the Anonymous commentator who believes we evolved from monkeys and then poses the question, "And i (sic) ask you, What created god?" 1. Apparently in college these days that don't even discuss the question of "the first cause" simply inferring there wasn't one. The question is actually a good question but followed to its natural conclusion based on all the evidence the proof that there is a god is overwhelming. Now, one may legitimately question the nature of that god based on the natural order of things but to argue that there is no god is to lack intellectual integrity. I, obviously, beleive there is a god. He is not the god portrayed in the "New World Bible (sic)". He is the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit revealed in the real Bible. The King James Version while limited due to the data available to the translators at the time is very accurate based on the documents available and a much better translation than New World Bible (sic) since it does not distort who God really is.
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Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 1.0
I find this interesting: "Actually, most true bible text scholars have praise for the NWT for its crisp rendering of Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic, regardless of the fact that it's published by the WTB&TS." Who are these scholars? That sounds like what the Jehovah's Witnesses leadership tells its flock so that they feel good about the translation. In fact the opposite is true....the NWT bible is very biased and has changed some of the meaning of what the original texts of the bible were trying to convey, in order to be more in line with what the JWs leadership tells its flock to believe. Tells them? Yes, after all, the JWs fall into the "Cult" classification....oh but wait...they're told that they're not a cult and they're given reasons why they're not. Hmmmm...sounds like they're told how to think and what to think...all the time.
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Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 1.0
Why don't you just tell us up front it's the Jehovah's Witness Bible? I call this sneaky.
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4.5
Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 1.0
There really shouldn't be any criticism of the translation. It's found throughout the world by peaceful, law abiding people who love what the Bible teaches. Apparently, other translators like the version as well... "Edgar J. Goodspeed, translator of the Greek New Testament in An American Translation. "I am interested in the mission work of your people, and in its world wide scope, and much pleased with the free, frank, and vigorous translation. It exhibits a vast array of sound serious learning, as I can testify." " Alexander Thomson, described as a "Hebrew and Greek scholar", writing in The Differentiator... "The translation is evidently the work of skilled and clever scholars, who have sought to bring out as much of the true sense of the Greek text as the English language is capable of expressing." And so on. The translation is credible and handy for iPod users, as you can scroll, read, and actually understand what was written. Unless you've translated such a document from Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, then criticizing another's work, particularly one that is in such widespread use, is shameful. My2Cents.com
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4.5
Anonymous
02 June 2005
Version: 1.0
Actually, most true bible text scholars have praise for the NWT for its crisp rendering of Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic, regardless of the fact that it's published by the WTB&TS. It's my understanding that they publish a number of Bible translations. Unlike the poor paraphrasing of the King James version, this one is understandable. While this version in iPod form is most likely NOT authorized, it is welcomed by those of us who prefer "accuracy" in Bible translations, as opposed to dogmatically defending tradition at the expense of truth. For example, why do most English translations omit anything resembling God's name, yet that's not the case in other languages, which attempt to translate the divine name. Interesting, no? Regardless, the iPod version is sortable by Comments in the Finder, though it needs a numbering system to sort appropriately in the iPod. Otherwise, nice job.
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Neil
02 June 2005
Version: 1.0
The New World Bible 'translation' is the Jehovah's Witness version and is most certainly NOT reliable! A first year Greek student would laugh at the inaccuracy of this publication. The second thing this is not is permitted by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York who hold the publishing rights as Ed said. I would anticipate this to be removed as soon as the Watchtower lawyers get hold of 'Brandon'.
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Edpritts
01 June 2005
Version: 1.0
Has permission been obtained from the copyright holder to post this? My understanding is that the copyright holder does not allow distribution and that violations of copyright are aggressively pursued. The New World Translation is not in the public domain.
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Anonymous
01 June 2005
Version: 1.0
Just curious... is this Bible Roman-Catholic approved???
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