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Jehovah's Witnesses and 1 John 3:2

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1 John 3:2

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. (NASB, the underlined is mine)

 

 To whom does the "He" and "Him" refer to in 1 John 3:2 according to the Jehovah's Witnesses?

 

a. Jehovah God and not Jesus Christ

The Watchtower: At times the conscientious translator may feel justified in adding a word or two to make the meaning clear. However, there is always the danger, when this is done, of misleading the reader. Thus in an attempt to aid the reader the translator of Today’s English Version replaced “he” with “Christ” at 1 John 3:2. However, in this he erred, for Jehovah God and not Jesus Christ is here referred to, even as is clear from the preceding verse 1Jo 3:1. (See the 4th to the last paragraph in "Choosing a Modern Bible Translation", June 1, 1969)

https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1969402

 

b. The new world's King, Christ Jesus

The Watchtower: There is so much to hope for, so much to keep the mind looking ahead; for the anointed remnant: heavenly glory, incorruptibility and the sublime privilege of reigning as kings and priests and judges for a thousand years with the new world’s King, Christ Jesus, seeing him “just as he is”! (1 John 3:2, 3, NW;1 Cor. 15:53, 54; Rev. 20:4, 6) (See the 4th to the last paragraph in "Endurance Through Hope", August 15, 1954)

https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1954605

 

 

 

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