The NIV Denies the Deity of Jesus Christ (Part 2)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, February 17, 2016.
For a master copy of the outline, click here: The Deity of Jesus Christ To Listen on YouTube, click here: The NIV Denies the Deity of Jesus Christ (Part 2) 2. Jehovah God used the phrase "I am he" a total of five times in the OT to declare that He was God (Isa 41:4; Isa 43:10; Isa 43:13; Isa 46:4; Isa 48:12). i. Isa 41:4 (KJV) - Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he. ii. Isa 41:4 (NWT) - Who has acted and done this, Summoning the generations from the beginning? I, Jehovah, am the First One; And with the last ones I am the same.” FAIL iii. Isa 41:4 (NIV) - Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD—with the first of them and with the last—I am he.” PASS iv. Isa 43:10 (KJV) - Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. v. Isa 43:10 (NWT) - “You are my witnesses,” declares Jehovah, “Yes, my servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and have faith in me And understand that I am the same One. Before me no God was formed, And after me there has been none. FAIL vi. Isa 43:10 (NIV) - “You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD, “and my servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me no god was formed, nor will there be one after me. PASS vii. Isa 43:13 (KJV) - Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it? viii. Isa 43:13 (NWT) - Also, I am always the same One; And no one can snatch anything out of my hand. When I act, who can prevent it?” FAIL ix. Isa 43:13 (NIV) - Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?” PASS x. Isa 46:4 (KJV) - And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. xi. Isa 46:4 (NWT) - Until you grow old I will be the same; Until your hair is gray I will keep bearing you. As I have done, I will carry you and bear you and rescue you. FAIL xii. Isa 46:4 (NIV) - Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. PASS xiii. Isa 48:12 (KJV) - Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. xiv. Isa 48:12 (NWT) - Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I have called. I am the same One. I am the first; I am also the last. FAIL xv. Isa 48:12 (NIV) - “Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last. PASS B. Jesus used the phrase "I am he" a total of five times in the NT to identify Himself (Joh 8:24; Joh 8:28; Joh 13:19; Joh 18:5-6; Joh 18:8). i. Joh 8:24 (KJV) - I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. ii. Joh 8:24 (NWT) - That is why I said to you: You will die in your sins. For if you do not believe that I am the one, you will die in your sins.” FAIL iii. Joh 8:24 (NIV) - I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins.” PASS iv. Joh 8:28 (KJV) - Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. v. Joh 8:28 (NWT) - Jesus then said: “After you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing of my own initiative; but just as the Father taught me, I speak these things. PASS vi. Joh 8:28 (NIV) - So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me. PASS vii. Joh 13:19 (KJV) - Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. viii. Joh 13:19 (NWT) - From this moment on, I am telling you before it occurs, so that when it does occur you may believe that I am he. PASS ix. Joh 13:19 (NIV) - “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am who I am. FAIL x. Joh 18:5-6 (KJV) - 5) They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. 6) As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground. xi. Joh 18:5-6 (NWT) - 5) They answered him: “Jesus the Nazarene.” He said to them: “I am he.” Now Judas, his betrayer, was also standing with them. 6) However, when Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. PASS xii. Joh 18:5-6 (NIV) - 5) “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) 6) When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. PASS xiii. Joh 18:8 (KJV) - Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he: if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way: xiv. Joh 18:8 (NWT) - Jesus answered: “I told you that I am he. So if you are looking for me, let these men go.” PASS xv. Joh 18:8 (NIV) - Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.” PASS C. Therefore, Jesus claimed to be Jehovah God. 3. The things that Jesus said and did would have been blasphemy for anyone but God to say or do. A. "Never man spake like this man." (Joh 7:46) B. Jesus exhorted His disciples to believe in Him just as they believed in God (Joh 14:1). a. Joh 14:1 (KJV) - Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. b. Joh 14:1 (NWT) - “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Exercise faith in God; exercise faith also in me. PASS c. Joh 14:1 (NIV) - “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. (Note: a. Or Believe in God) PASS ii. Jesus would have been inviting a curse on His disciples to put their faith in Him if He were merely a man (Jer 17:5). a. Jer 17:5 (KJV) - Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. b. Jer 17:5 (NWT) - This is what Jehovah says: “Cursed is the man who puts his trust in mere humans, Who relies on human power, And whose heart turns away from Jehovah. PASS c. Jer 17:5 (NIV) - This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD. PASS iii. Therefore, Jesus was clearly showing that He is God. C. Jesus said that all men should honour Him as they honour the Father (Joh 5:23). i. Joh 5:23 (KJV) - That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. ii. Joh 5:23 (NWT) - so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. PASS iii. Joh 5:23 (NIV) - that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father, who sent him. PASS D. Jesus said He is the way, the truth, and the life (Joh 14:6). i. Joh 14:6 (KJV) - Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. ii. Joh 14:6 (NWT) - Jesus said to him: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. PASS iii. Joh 14:6 (NIV) - Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. PASS E. Jesus said that He gives His sheep eternal life (Joh 10:27-28). i. Joh 10:27-28 (KJV) - 27) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28) And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. ii. Joh 10:27-28 (NWT) - My sheep listen to my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28) I give them everlasting life, and they will by no means ever be destroyed, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. PASS iii. Joh 10:27-28 (NIV) - 27) My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28) I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. PASS F. Jesus said that all power in heaven and in earth was given to Him (Mat 28:18). i. Mat 28:18 (KJV) - And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. ii. Mat 28:18 (NWT) - Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: “All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth. PASS iii. Mat 28:18 (NIV) - Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. PASS G. Jesus said that He had power to lay down his life and to take it up again (Joh 10:18). i. Joh 10:18 (KJV) - No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. ii. Joh 10:18 (NWT) - No man takes it away from me, but I surrender it of my own initiative. I have authority to surrender it, and I have authority to receive it again. This commandment I received from my Father. PASS iii. Joh 10:18 (NIV) - No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” PASS H. Jesus said that he that hath seen Him hath seen the Father (Joh 14:9). i. Joh 14:9 (KJV) - Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? ii. Joh 14:9 (NWT) - Jesus said to him: “Even after I have been with you men for such a long time, Philip, have you not come to know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father also. How is it you say, ‘Show us the Father’? FAIL (using "also" removes the reference to the deity of Christ) iii. Joh 14:9 (NIV) - Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? PASS I. Jesus said, while standing on earth, that He was in heaven (Joh 3:13). i. Joh 3:13 (KJV) - And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. ii. Joh 3:13 (NWT) - Moreover, no man has ascended into heaven but the one who descended from heaven, the Son of man. FAIL iii. Joh 3:13 (NIV) - No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. FAIL J. Jesus said that He had glory with God the Father before the world was (Joh 17:5). i. Joh 17:5 (KJV) - And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. ii. Joh 17:5 (NWT) - So now, Father, glorify me at your side with the glory that I had alongside you before the world was. PASS iii. Joh 17:5 (NIV) - And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. PASS K. All these statements would have been pure blasphemy for Jesus to say, were He not God. L. Jesus accepted worship from people (Mat 14:33; Mat 8:2; Mat 9:18; Mat 28:9; Joh 9:38). a. Mat 14:33 (KJV) - Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. b. Mat 14:33 (NWT) - Then those in the boat did obeisance to him, saying: “You really are God’s Son.” FAIL (i) Worship v. - 1. a. trans. To honour or revere as a supernatural being or power, or as a holy thing; to regard or approach with veneration; to adore with appropriate acts, rites, or ceremonies. (ii) Obeisance - 1. The action or fact of obeying; = obedience 3. A bodily act or gesture expressive of submission or respect (almost always, A bending or prostration of the body in token of this); a respectful salutation; a bow or curtsy: = obedience c. Mat 14:33 (NIV) - Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” PASS d. Mat 8:2 (KJV) - And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. e. Mat 8:2 (NWT) - And look! a leper came up and did obeisance to him, saying: “Lord, if you just want to, you can make me clean.” FAIL f. Mat 8:2 (NIV) - A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” FAIL g. Mat 9:18 (KJV) - While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. h. Mat 9:18 (NWT) - While he was telling them these things, look! a certain ruler who had approached did obeisance to him, saying: “By now my daughter must be dead, but come and lay your hand on her, and she will come to life.” FAIL i. Mat 9:18 (NIV) - While he was saying this, a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.” FAIL j. Mat 28:9 (KJV) - And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. k. Mat 28:9 (NWT) - And look! Jesus met them and said: “Good day!” They approached and took hold of his feet and did obeisance to him. FAIL l. Mat 28:9 (NIV) - Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. PASS m. Joh 9:38 (KJV) - And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. n. Joh 9:38 (NWT) - He said: “I do put faith in him, Lord.” And he did obeisance to him. FAIL o. Joh 9:38 (NIV) - Then the man said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. PASS ii. Only God is to be worshipped (Mat 4:10). a. Mat 4:10 (KJV) - Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. b. Mat 4:10 (NWT) - Then Jesus said to him: “Go away, Satan! For it is written: ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred service.’” PASS c. Mat 4:10 (NIV) - Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only. PASS iii. Therefore, Jesus is God. M. Jesus forgave sins (Mar 2:5,10). a. Mar 2:5,10 (KJV) - 5) When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. 10) But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) b. Mar 2:5,10 (NWT) - 5) When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic: “Child, your sins are forgiven.” 10) But in order for you to know that the Son of man has authority to forgive sins on earth—” he said to the paralytic: PASS c. Mar 2:5,10 (NIV) - 5) When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” 10) But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, PASS ii. Only God can forgive sins (Mar 2:7; Isa 43:25; Dan 9:9; Mic 7:18). a. Mar 2:7 (KJV) - Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? b. Mar 2:7 (NWT) - Why is this man talking this way? He is blaspheming. Who can forgive sins except one, God?” PASS c. Mar 2:7 (NIV) - “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?” PASS iii. Therefore, Jesus is God. V. The New Testament declares that Jesus is God. 1. Jesus is the Word who is God (Joh 1:1-3 c/w Joh 1:14). i. Joh 1:1-3,14 (KJV) - 1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2) The same was in the beginning with God. 3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. ii. Joh 1:1-3,14 (NWT) - 1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god. 2) This one was in the beginning with God. 3) All things came into existence through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence. What has come into existence 14) So the Word became flesh and resided among us, and we had a view of his glory, a glory such as belongs to an only-begotten son from a father; and he was full of divine favor and truth. FAIL (using "through" instead of "by" allows for the JW doctrine that God used Jesus to create all things) iii. Joh 1:1-3,14 (NIV) - 1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2) He was with God in the beginning. 3) Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 14) The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. FAIL (using "through" instead of "by" allows for the JW doctrine that God used Jesus to create all things) 2. Jesus is God manifest in the flesh (1Ti 3:16). i. 1Ti 3:16 (KJV) - And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. ii. 1Ti 3:16 (NWT) - Indeed, the sacred secret of this godly devotion is admittedly great: ‘He was made manifest in flesh, was declared righteous in spirit, appeared to angels, was preached about among nations, was believed upon in the world, was received up in glory.’ FAIL iii. 1Ti 3:16 (NIV) - Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory. FAIL 3. Jesus is one with the Father and the Holy Ghost (1Jo 5:7). i. 1Jo 5:7 (KJV) - For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. ii. 1Jo 5:7 (NWT) - For there are three witness bearers: FAIL iii. 1Jo 5:7 (NIV) - For there are three that testify: FAIL 4. Jesus, the Son of God, is God (Heb 1:8). i. Heb 1:8 (KJV) - 8) But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 9) Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. ii. Heb 1:8 (NWT) - 8) But about the Son, he says: “God is your throne forever and ever, and the scepter of your Kingdom is the scepter of uprightness. 9) You loved righteousness, and you hated lawlessness. That is why God, your God, anointed you with the oil of exultation more than your companions.” FAIL iii. Heb 1:8-9 (NIV) - 8) But about the Son he says, “Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. 9) You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.”[a] (Note: a. Hebrews 1:9 Psalm 45:6,7) (Note a. Psalm 45:6 Here the king is addressed as God’s representative.) FAIL (because of notes) 5. Jesus thought it not robbery to be equal with God (Phi 2:6). i. Phi 2:6 (KJV) - Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: ii. Phi 2:6 (NWT) - who, although he was existing in God’s form, gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God. FAIL iii. Phi 2:6 (NIV) - Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; FAIL 6. Jesus is the true God and eternal life (1Jo 5:20 c/w 1Jo 1:2 c/w 1Jo 5:11). i. 1Jo 5:20 (KJV) - And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. a. Even adv. - 8. Prefixed to a subject, object, or predicate, or to the expression of a qualifying circumstance, to emphasize its identity. Obs. exc. arch. Also in 16–17th c. (hence still arch. after Bible use) serving to introduce an epexegesis; = ‘namely’, ‘that is to say’. b. Being in God IS being in Jesus Christ. ii. 1Jo 5:20 (NWT) - But we know that the Son of God has come, and he has given us insight so that we may gain the knowledge of the one who is true. And we are in union with the one who is true, by means of his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and life everlasting. PASS iii. 1Jo 5:20 (NIV) - We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. PASS iv. 1Jo 1:2 (KJV) - (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) v. 1Jo 1:2 (NWT) - (yes, the life was made manifest, and we have seen and are bearing witness and reporting to you the everlasting life that was with the Father and was made manifest to us), PASS vi. 1Jo 1:2 (NIV) - The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. PASS 7. Jesus is God blessed forever (Rom 9:5). i. Rom 9:5 (KJV) - Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. ii. Rom 9:5 (NWT) - To them the forefathers belong, and from them the Christ descended according to the flesh. God, who is over all, be praised forever. Amen. FAIL iii. Rom 9:5 (NIV) - Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen. PASS 8. Jesus is the Almighty God (Rev 1:7-8 c/w Gen 17:1 c/w Job 8:3). i. Rev 1:7-8 (KJV) - Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 8) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. ii. Rev 1:7-8 (NWT) - Look! He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, and those who pierced him; and all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in grief because of him. Yes, Amen. 8) “I am the Alʹpha and the O•meʹga,” says Jehovah God, “the One who is and who was and who is coming, the Almighty.” FAIL (they attempted to remove the deity of Christ by saying that "Jehovah God" said that He is Alpha and Omega, and also by removing "the beginning and the ending" in verse 8 which links this statement to Jesus Christ in Rev 1:17-18) iii. Rev 1:7-8 (NIV) - “Look, he is coming with the clouds,” and “every eye will see him, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen. 8) “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” FAIL (they attempted remove the deity of Christ by saying that "the Lord God" said that He is Alpha and Omega, and also by removing "the beginning and the ending" in verse 8 which links this statement to Jesus Christ in Rev 1:17-18) 9. Jesus is the great God and our Saviour (Tit 2:13), for whose appearing we wait (1Ti 6:14; 1Pe 1:7). i. Tit 2:13 (KJV) - Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; ii. Tit 2:13 (NWT) - while we wait for the happy hope and glorious manifestation of the great God and of our Savior, Jesus Christ, FAIL (adding "of" removes the deity of Christ) iii. Tit 2:13 (NIV) - while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, PASS 10. Jesus is the first and the last (Rev 1:17-18; Rev 21:6; Rev 22:13). i. Rev 1:17-18 (KJV) - And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18) I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. ii. Rev 1:17-18 (NWT) - When I saw him, I fell as dead at his feet. And he laid his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last, 18) and the living one, and I became dead, but look! I am living forever and ever, and I have the keys of death and of the Grave. PASS iii. Rev 1:17-18 (NIV) - When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. 18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. PASS iv. Rev 21:6 (KJV) - And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. v. Rev 21:6 (NWT) - And he said to me: “They have come to pass! I am the Alʹpha and the O•meʹga, the beginning and the end. To anyone thirsting I will give from the spring of the water of life free. PASS vi. Rev 21:6 (NIV) - He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. PASS vii. Rev 22:13 (KJV) - I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. viii. Rev 22:13 (NWT) - I am the Alʹpha and the O•meʹga, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. PASS ix. Rev 22:13 (NIV) - I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. PASS B. Jehovah God is the first and the last (Isa 44:6-8; Isa 48:12). i. Isa 44:6,8 (KJV) - 6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. 8) Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any. ii. Isa 44:6,8 (NWT) - 6) This is what Jehovah says, The King of Israel and his Repurchaser, Jehovah of armies: ‘I am the first and I am the last. There is no God but me. 8) Do not be in dread, And do not become paralyzed with fear. Have I not told each of you beforehand and declared it? You are my witnesses. Is there any God but me? No, there is no other Rock; I know of none.’” PASS (Upholds the Trinity (by accident, no doubt), although it does replace "God" with "Rock") iii. Isa 44:6,8 (NIV) - 6) “This is what the LORD says — Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty: I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. 8) Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.” FAIL (passes by showing that God is the first and the last, but fails because it removes the reference to the Trinity by putting the King and Redeemer together, and replaces "God" with "Rock") iv. Isa 48:12 (KJV) - Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. v. Isa 48:12 (NWT) - Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I have called. vi. I am the same One. I am the first; I am also the last. PASS vii. Isa 48:12 (NIV) - “Listen to me, Jacob, Israel, whom I have called: I am he; I am the first and I am the last. PASS C. Therefore, Jesus is God.