If you do a search for “knee” and “bend” in the NWT Bible, you get three results from Isaiah, Romans and Philippians. Let’s see the first one:

Isaiah 45:23 By myself I have sworn; The word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, And it will not return: To me every knee will bend, Every tongue will swear loyalty

If you look at the context this chapter talks about Jehovah. Every knee will bend and every mouth will acknowledge him. So far so good. Let’s see the next one:

Romans 14:11 For it is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says Jehovah, ‘to me every knee will bend, and every tongue will make open acknowledgment to God.’”

Romans obviously quite or paraphrase Isaiah here. It says that every knee will bend and every tongue acknowledge him. Who is he? Here the NWT alters God’s word by adding “Jehovah” where the manuscripts say “Lord”. Ironically trying to sneak in Jehovah here only makes things worse when we have a look at the third scripture:

Philippians 2:9-11 – For this very reason, God exalted him to a superior position and kindly gave him the name that is above every other name, 10 so that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend—of those in heaven and those on earth and those under the ground—11 and every tongue should openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.

So Philippians shows that inserting “Jehovah” in Romans was a dumb idea, because here it reveals before which name every knee shall bend and every tongue acknowledge: Jesus.

So the one whom every knee will bend before and whom every tongue shall acknowledge is Jesus. And as we read in Isaiah the same one is called Jehovah. This shows that Jesus is Jehovah if the Old Testament. Jesus just means “Jehovah saves”. This also explains why the name Jehovah has no place in the New Testament and why scriptures like Romans 14:11 are mistranslated in the NWT.

After all, Jesus is the name above every other name, including the name “Jehovah”. So if you put the name of Jehovah as the primary importance, you’re not honoring God the proper way, by giving glory to Jesus Christ.

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