Examining the Scriptures Daily

The purpose of this site http://examiningthescripturesdaily.blogspot.com/ that started in 2006 has been to give a complementary way to read the daily text from the Examining the Scriptures Daily booklet online as the Watch Tower has not provided it to date. It has been available from two websites with the option to use an RSS feed as well as subscribe via email or follow on Twitter.

Those behind this site are Jehovah’s Witnesses.

The site has always been non-commercial and has never contained anything offensive for Jehovah’s Witnesses. It has been a safe place to visit for any Jehovah’s Witness or anyone interested.

We know many have benefitted from this site.

A few have complained and when questioned on the legality of this site we have provided a response like this:

Thanks for your email and your concern.

The daily text is a private initiative that started because we personally had a need for it. Very soon we understood that many others had the same need. We have done this blog since 2006.

Publishing a small part of a book this way can be done legally based on "fair use".
If this is something that bothers you please feel free to contact the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society.
So it was a surprise that we were contacted by the legal department of the Watch Tower after more than three and a half years of operation, see below.

Notice of Claimed Infringement
From:  Legaldept@jw.org
Sent: Wed 7/22/09
To: ExaminingtheScripturesDaily@hotmail.com
            Re:    Notice of Claimed Infringement—
                     http://examiningthescripturesdaily.googlepages.com; and

To Whom It May Concern:

            Without authorization, the above-referenced Web sites contain copyrighted materials of Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania’s (Watch Tower).  The material reproduced and made available for transmission is taken from Watch Tower’s publication, Examining the Scriptures Daily.

We appreciate that you may have good intentions in compiling and posting such information.  However, Watch Tower has not given you permission to reproduce and distribute its materials.  Hence, such unauthorized use of these materials violates copyright law.

We hereby request that you take all steps necessary to remove all the infringing material that belongs to Watch Tower from the referenced Web sites and that you advise us in writing within ten (10) days of the date of this electronic message whether or not you will take the requested action.

I have a good faith belief that use of the materials in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
I hereby state under penalty of perjury that this information is accurate, and that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the infringed materials.
                                                                       Yours very truly,
                                                                       Richard D. Moake
                                                                 Associate General Counsel
                                                Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
                                                                   100 Watchtower Drive
                                                            Patterson, NY  12563-9204, U.S.A.

We do not want to exercise our legal right in accordance with Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 107. We do not wish to put ourselves at risk from the Watch Tower Legal Department that might involve a lawsuit. We are therefore forced to remove the offending quotes that the Watchtower Society has filed the complaint about.

For more about fair use visit http://www.chillingeffects.org/fairuse

Why does Watch Tower not want this web site to remain in operation?  Why have they not provided similar information on their websites?

We hope that The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society one day adds Examining The Scriptures Daily to any of the official websites and of course in all available languages.

We also hope that the Watch Tower stops with their copyright restrictions on their literature to further the world wide work of preaching the good news.

One strange thing with the license agreement for Watchtower Library is that it seems that you cannot even copy a Bible quote from the CD and email to a friend or put on Internet like a personal blog or website. Please note below.
“You may not do any of the following: Sell the Product or the SOFTWARE; transmit all or any portion of the SOFTWARE by electronic means, such as e-mail; post all or any portion of the SOFTWARE on the Internet, a public network, or any type of electronic message board.”  - license agreement for Watchtower Library 2008 CD
Do you think Jehovah or Jesus would protect the Bible using copyright laws? Still the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures that is included on the Watchtower Library is under copyright. Jehovah’s Witnesses have copyrighted the Bible. While the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society have not written the Bible, how can they copyright it? Would any Christian believe that God or Jesus will approve of someone that tries to hinder others to read God’s word?
“Let anyone thirsting come; let anyone that wishes take life’s water free.” (Revelation 22:17) Today, that invitation is being sounded earth wide. Each year, Jehovah’s Witnesses in more than 235 lands are spending over one billion hours in helping people to take in life-giving knowledge of the Bible. - w08 6/1 pp. 14-15 Water Bubbling Up to Impart Everlasting Life
Why then does the Watch Tower want to limit the flow of life’s water?

According to Charles Haynes Jehovah’s Witnesses “are exercising their freedom of conscience – the freedom to do what they believe they must do out of obedience to God.”

Above quote is taken from the same document that is quoted in the book released by the Watch Tower during 2009 “Keep on the Watch!” Conventions, “Bearing Thorough Witness About God's Kingdom.”

According to our conscience trained by Bible studies and the Watch Tower literature we believe God not only approve of this website but we think it is the right thing to do.

We feel sorry for all friends that are in the truth that cannot longer get daily support and encouragement from these sites any more. We hope you can find the daily text elsewhere online.

We feel sorry for all friends that are in the truth and stops reading this now afraid reading and seeing the truth.

We feel by this act The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. and the organization Jehovah’s Witnesses are attacking religious freedom.

It is not only this website and many other websites they have made silent. One example is this site with quotes from the Watch Tower publications that the Watch Tower claimed punitive damages in the amount of $100,000. http://www.qwotes.info/admin-news.htm

Jehovah's Witnesses current pedophile policy year 2012

What is so much worse is how the Watch Tower the organization behind Jehovah’s Witness silences children that have been abused by pedophiles within the organization.

A scary thing is how the Watch Tower silences victims of sexual abuse and rape. Jehovah’s Witnesses harass, threaten and persecute everyone inside the organization that tries to protect the children. The Watch Tower organization takes away the freedom of speech among its members. Even thou the Jehovah’s Witnesses now allows you to go to the police and authorities if you have been molested or if your child have been molested the reality is that in many cases you will end up in much trouble within the organization because you contact the police and authorities and not keep silent.

Many have been disfellowshipped (excommunicated  and shunned) from Jehovah’s Witnesses without any or with little possibility of defend themselves just  because they tried to stand up for molested children and protect them from pedophiles within Jehovah’s Witnesses organization.

If you question Jehovah’s Witnesses about these things you cannot rely on them telling the truth not even in the court.
“While malicious lying is definitely condemned in the Bible, this does not mean that a person is under obligation to divulge truthful information to people who are not entitled to it.” - Insight-2 p. 245
Do Jehovah’s Witnesses protect pedophiles within the organization? Yes, they do. The policy of Jehovah’s Witnesses is that if a congregation has a known pedophile only a few of the elders in the congregation knows about it. Today the elders, that know they have pedophiles in their congregation, are not allowed to warn and protect the congregation. This is the current policy of the Watch Tower.

Here is an illustration: Everyday around the world parents leave their children in daycare. What if the daycare manager saying: “Your children are welcome to play here at the playground. There are anti-personnel mines here and there and I know where most of them are. But where they are I will not tell you, this is none of your business. Let’s hope no children steps on them and got hurt or killed.  You can feel save to leave the children in our care.”

NO LOVING PARENT would leave their children to a daycare in a situation like this. Still this is EXACTLY what happens in the congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Only a few elders knows who are known pedophiles in the congregation but the rest of the congregation are denied, not allowed to know who are pedophiles and can therefore NOT PROPERLY  PROTECT THEIR OWN CHILDREN!


A pedophile is also encouraged to visit people from door to door by the elders (leaders) among Jehovah’s Witnesses and this means that if you open the door for a Jehovah’s Witness you might have a pedophile in front of you or your children. And if you are a Jehovah’s Witnesses and preaching in service you can have, unaware to you, a pedophile in your car group together with your own children!

Jehovah’s Witnesses must take community responsibility and NOT allow known pedophiles preach from door to door!

Please help to get all these things changed! You can call or write to Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarter or local branch. You can do it both if you are a Jehovah’s Witness or not.

+1 718 560 5000 is the telephone number to the headquarter in USA. Ask for the Governing Body, Administration Offices or Legal Department.

Here you find the address to Jehovah's Witnesses office in your country

Request them to remove the copyright restrictions. Request that known pedophiles should not be allowed to witness from door to door. Request the right to protect our children!  Request them to answer you in writing!

If you get a visit from a Jehovah’s Witness ask them to explain why nothing is done to rectify these problems within Jehovah’s Witnesses.

When will there be a public apology from Jehovah’s Witnesses organization to the world? Their policies are behind the pain and suffering for so many children and their families.

It is time to take a stand and protect the CHILDREN!

In a five year legal battle with the Watch Tower Legal Department with an estimated one million plus in world wide work money being used to pay lawyers to prevent victims from receiving compensation. (Think of that next time you put your money in the contribution box at Kingdom Hall or contribute with money for Jehovah’s Witnesses literature.) At the end when discovery was going to allow clear evidence to be presented to a jury of negligence in dealing with abuse.  The Watch Tower Legal Department pulled out the World Wide Work Check book and paid around $17 million with gag orders on the sixteen victims to prevent them from disclosing to the public how elders at the direction of the Governing Body were negligent and allowed multiple children to be molested and silenced after they were abused.
“Over a five day period in February 2007, 16 civil child sex abuse lawsuits against Watchtower (the Jehovah’s Witness headquarters in New York City) were quietly settled in three states (CA, TX and OR). The victims involved were essentially coerced into signing ‘gag orders’ that prevent them from discussing the cases.

We learned that 16 victims were paid the largest settlement in history of Jehovah’s Witnesses but forced to sign a gag order that forbids them from speaking about their abuse.

Attorney Jeff Anderson successful in over 600 lawsuits over abuse states, “When victims are forced to sign gag orders it is a continuation of the coerced code of silence from church hierarchy.  Jehovah’s Witnesses silenced molested kids before the elders and now they are doing it in the courts.”
For more information about the child abuses within Jehovah’s Witnesses:
http://www.silentlambs.org/ and http://www.silentlambs.org/press/index.cfm

When referring to Jehovah’s Witnesses it also includes all the corporations that build up the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization. Some of them are:
Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.
Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
Religious Order of Jehovah's Witnesses
Kingdom Support Services, Inc.
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New Jersey, Inc.
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Florida, Inc.
Valley Farms Corporation

Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses (the highest and responsible leaders for Jehovah's Witnesses policies):
Samuel Herd
Geoffrey Jackson
M. Stephen Lett
Gerrit Lösch
Anthony Morris III
Guy H. Pierce
Mark Sanderson
David H. Splane

The Candace Conti Verdict Explained - Why the Watchtower has been punished over child abuse

The guilty verdict was for allowing a known child molester in their congregation to be kept a secret so he was able to continue his abuse on more children. The guilty verdict was for their official documented policy being to hide paedophiles and keep their identity secret. The guilty verdict was because they could have prevented the abuse but chose not to. The guilty verdict was for protecting paedophiles before children. The guilty verdict was for caring more about their own organisation's reputation than a child's innocence. And now they announced they are going to appeal. It was never about the money. Candace asked for 1 cent in damages from each of those claiming to be ruling the Jehovah's Witnesses.

Jehovah's Witnesses Yeartext for 2012

Jehovah's Witnesses Yeartext for 2012 is:
Your word is truth - John 17:17

Examining the Scriptures Daily 2012

Here you can find Jehovah's Wittnesses Examining the Scriptures Daily 2012 online. Thanks to that so many have complained directly to bethel, elders and traveling overseers also online and elsewhere about how the organization of Jehovah's Wittnesses stopped, treathened and took down many places on the Internet where you could read the Examining the Scripture Daily the Society has now been forced to put the daily text online themselves:

Feel free to share this Daily Text online.

Memorial Bible reading: (Events on Nisan 13 and 14)

Matthew 26:17-56; Luke 22:7-13

17On the first day of the unfermented cakes the disciples came up to Jesus, saying: “Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the passover?” 18He said: “Go into the city to So-and-so and say to him, The Teacher says, ‘My appointed time is near; I will celebrate the passover with my disciples at your home.’” 19And the disciples did as Jesus ordered them, and they got things ready for the passover.

20When, now, it had become evening, he was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples. 21While they were eating, he said: “Truly I say to YOU, One of YOU will betray me.” 22Being very much grieved at this, they commenced each and every one to say to him: “Lord, it is not I, is it?” 23In reply he said: “He that dips his hand with me in the bowl is the one that will betray me. 24True, the Son of man is going away, just as it is written concerning him, but woe to that man through whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been finer for him if that man had not been born.” 25By way of reply Judas, who was about to betray him, said: “It is not I, is it, Rabbi?” He said to him: “You yourself said [it].”

26As they continued eating, Jesus took a loaf and, after saying a blessing, he broke it and, giving it to the disciples, he said: “TAKE, eat. This means my body.” 27Also, he took a cup and, having given thanks, he gave it to them, saying: “Drink out of it, all of YOU; 28for this means my ‘blood of the covenant,’ which is to be poured out in behalf of many for forgiveness of sins. 29But I tell YOU, I will by no means drink henceforth any of this product of the vine until that day when I drink it new with YOU in the kingdom of my Father.” 30Finally, after singing praises, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

31Then Jesus said to them: “All of YOU will be stumbled in connection with me on this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered about.’ 32But after I have been raised up, I will go ahead of YOU into Gal´i·lee.” 33But Peter, in answer, said to him: “Although all the others are stumbled in connection with you, never will I be stumbled!” 34Jesus said to him: “Truly I say to you, On this night, before a cock crows, you will disown me three times.” 35Peter said to him: “Even if I should have to die with you, I will by no means disown you.” All the other disciples also said the same thing.

36Then Jesus came with them to the spot called Geth·sem´a·ne, and he said to the disciples: “Sit down here while I go over there and pray.” 37And taking along Peter and the two sons of Zeb´e·dee, he started to be grieved and to be sorely troubled. 38Then he said to them: “My soul is deeply grieved, even to death. Stay here and keep on the watch with me.” 39And going a little way forward, he fell upon his face, praying and saying: “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass away from me. Yet, not as I will, but as you will.”

40And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter: “Could YOU men not so much as watch one hour with me? 41Keep on the watch and pray continually, that YOU may not enter into temptation. The spirit, of course, is eager, but the flesh is weak.” 42Again, for the second time, he went off and prayed, saying: “My Father, if it is not possible for this to pass away except I drink it, let your will take place.” 43And he came again and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44So leaving them, he again went off and prayed for the third time, saying once more the same word. 45Then he came to the disciples and said to them: “At such a time as this YOU are sleeping and taking YOUR rest! Look! The hour has drawn near for the Son of man to be betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46Get up, let us go. Look! My betrayer has drawn near.” 47And while he was yet speaking, look! Judas, one of the twelve, came and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs from the chief priests and older men of the people.
48Now his betrayer had given them a sign, saying: “Whoever it is I kiss, this is he; take him into custody.” 49And going straight up to Jesus he said: “Good day, Rabbi!” and kissed him very tenderly. 50But Jesus said to him: “Fellow, for what purpose are you present?” Then they came forward and laid hands on Jesus and took him into custody. 51But, look! one of those with Jesus reached out his hand and drew his sword and struck the slave of the high priest and took off his ear. 52Then Jesus said to him: “Return your sword to its place, for all those who take the sword will perish by the sword. 53Or do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father to supply me at this moment more than twelve legions of angels? 54In that case, how would the Scriptures be fulfilled that it must take place this way?” 55In that hour Jesus said to the crowds: “Have YOU come out with swords and clubs as against a robber to arrest me? Day after day I used to sit in the temple teaching, and yet YOU did not take me into custody. 56But all this has taken place for the scriptures of the prophets to be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples abandoned him and fled.

7The day of the unfermented cakes now arrived, on which the passover [victim] must be sacrificed; 8and he dispatched Peter and John, saying: “Go and get the passover ready for us to eat.” 9They said to him: “Where do you want us to get [it] ready?” 10He said to them: “Look! When YOU enter into the city a man carrying an earthenware vessel of water will meet YOU. Follow him into the house into which he enters. 11And YOU must say to the landlord of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you: “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the passover with my disciples?”’ 12And that [man] will show YOU a large upper room furnished. Get [it] ready there.” 13So they departed and found it just as he had said to them, and they got the passover ready.

Memorial Date After Sundown Sunday, April 17, 2011

Memorial Bible reading: (Events on Nisan 12)

Matthew 26:1-5, 14-16; Luke 22:1-6

1 Now when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples: 2 “YOU know that two days from now the passover occurs, and the Son of man is to be delivered up to be impaled.”
3 Then the chief priests and the older men of the people gathered together in the courtyard of the high priest who was called Ca´ia·phas, 4 and took counsel together to seize Jesus by crafty device and kill him. 5 However, they kept saying: “Not at the festival, in order that no uproar may arise among the people.”

14 Then one of the twelve, the one called Judas Is·car´i·ot, went to the chief priests 15 and said: “What will YOU give me to betray him to YOU?” They stipulated to him thirty silver pieces. 16 So from then on he kept seeking a good opportunity to betray him.

1 Now the festival of the unfermented cakes, the so-called Passover, was getting near. 2 Also, the chief priests and the scribes were seeking the effective way for them to get rid of him, for they were in fear of the people. 3 But Satan entered into Judas, the one called Is·car´i·ot, who was numbered among the twelve; 4 and he went off and talked with the chief priests and [temple] captains about the effective way to betray him to them. 5 Well, they rejoiced and agreed to give him silver money. 6 So he consented, and he began to seek a good opportunity to betray him to them without a crowd around.

Memorial Bible reading: (Events on Nisan 11)

Matthew 21:33-41; 22:15-22; 23:1-12; 24:1-3

3 3“Hear another illustration: There was a man, a householder, who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a winepress in it and erected a tower, and let it out to cultivators, and traveled abroad. 34 When the season of the fruits came around, he dispatched his slaves to the cultivators to get his fruits. 35 However, the cultivators took his slaves, and one they beat up, another they killed, another they stoned. 36 Again he dispatched other slaves, more than the first, but they did the same to these. 37 Lastly he dispatched his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 On seeing the son the cultivators said among themselves, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him and get his inheritance!’ 39 So they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40 Therefore, when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those cultivators?” 41 They said to him: “Because they are evil, he will bring an evil destruction upon them and will let out the vineyard to other cultivators, who will render him the fruits when they become due.”

15 Then the Pharisees went their way and took counsel together in order to trap him in his speech. 16 So they dispatched to him their disciples, together with party followers of Herod, saying: “Teacher, we know you are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and you do not care for anybody, for you do not look upon men’s outward appearance. 17 Tell us, therefore, What do you think? Is it lawful to pay head tax to Caesar or not?” 18 But Jesus, knowing their wickedness, said: “Why do YOU put me to the test, hypocrites? 19 Show me the head tax coin.” They brought him a de·nar´i·us. 20 And he said to them: “Whose image and inscription is this?” 21 They said: “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them: “Pay back, therefore, Caesar’s things to Caesar, but God’s things to God.” 22 Well, when they heard [that], they marveled, and leaving him they went off.

1 Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying: 2 “The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the seat of Moses. 3 Therefore all the things they tell YOU, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds, for they say but do not perform. 4 They bind up heavy loads and put them upon the shoulders of men, but they themselves are not willing to budge them with their finger. 5 All the works they do they do to be viewed by men; for they broaden the [scripture-containing] cases that they wear as safeguards, and enlarge the fringes [of their garments]. 6 They like the most prominent place at evening meals and the front seats in the synagogues, 7 and the greetings in the marketplaces and to be called Rabbi by men. 8 But YOU, do not YOU be called Rabbi, for one is YOUR teacher, whereas all YOU are brothers. 9 Moreover, do not call anyone YOUR father on earth, for one is YOUR Father, the heavenly One. 10 Neither be called ‘leaders,’ for YOUR Leader is one, the Christ. 11 But the greatest one among YOU must be YOUR minister. 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

1 Departing now, Jesus was on his way from the temple, but his disciples approached to show him the buildings of the temple. 2 In response he said to them: “Do YOU not behold all these things? Truly I say to YOU, By no means will a stone be left here upon a stone and not be thrown down.”
3 While he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: “Tell us, When will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?”

Memorial Bible reading: (Events on Nisan 10)

Matthew 21:18, 19; 21:12, 13; John 12:20-50

18 While returning to the city early in the morning, he got hungry. 19 And he caught sight of a fig tree by the road and went to it, but he found nothing on it except leaves only, and he said to it: “Let no fruit come from you anymore forever.” And the fig tree withered instantly.

12 And Jesus entered into the temple and threw out all those selling and buying in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 And he said to them: “It is written, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but YOU are making it a cave of robbers.”

20 Now there were some Greeks among those that came up to worship at the festival. 21 These, therefore, approached Philip who was from Beth·sa´i·da of Gal´i·lee, and they began to request him, saying: “Sir, we want to see Jesus.” 22 Philip came and told Andrew. Andrew and Philip came and told Jesus.

23 But Jesus answered them, saying: “The hour has come for the Son of man to be glorified. 24 Most truly I say to YOU, Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains just one [grain]; but if it dies, it then bears much fruit. 25 He that is fond of his soul destroys it, but he that hates his soul in this world will safeguard it for everlasting life. 26 If anyone would minister to me, let him follow me, and where I am there my minister will be also. If anyone would minister to me, the Father will honor him. 27 Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me out of this hour. Nevertheless, this is why I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Therefore a voice came out of heaven: “I both glorified [it] and will glorify [it] again.”

29 Hence the crowd that stood about and heard it began to say that it had thundered. Others began to say: “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 In answer Jesus said: “This voice has occurred, not for my sake, but for YOUR sakes. 31 Now there is a judging of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. 32 And yet I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw men of all sorts to me.” 33 This he was really saying to signify what sort of death he was about to die. 34 Therefore the crowd answered him: “We heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever; and how is it you say that the Son of man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?” 35 Jesus therefore said to them: “The light will be among YOU a little while longer. Walk while YOU have the light, so that darkness does not overpower YOU; and he that walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While YOU have the light, exercise faith in the light, in order to become sons of light.”

Jesus spoke these things and went off and hid from them. 37 But although he had performed so many signs before them, they were not putting faith in him, 38 so that the word of Isaiah the prophet was fulfilled which he said: “Jehovah, who has put faith in the thing heard by us? And as for the arm of Jehovah, to whom has it been revealed?” 39 The reason why they were not able to believe is that again Isaiah said: 40 “He has blinded their eyes and he has made their hearts hard, that they should not see with their eyes and get the thought with their hearts and turn around and I should heal them.” 41 Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory, and he spoke about him. 42 All the same, many even of the rulers actually put faith in him, but because of the Pharisees they would not confess [him], in order not to be expelled from the synagogue; 43 for they loved the glory of men more than even the glory of God.

44 However, Jesus cried out and said: “He that puts faith in me puts faith, not in me [only], but in him [also] that sent me; 45 and he that beholds me beholds [also] him that sent me. 46 I have come as a light into the world, in order that everyone putting faith in me may not remain in the darkness. 47 But if anyone hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I came, not to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 He that disregards me and does not receive my sayings has one to judge him. The word that I have spoken is what will judge him in the last day; 49 because I have not spoken out of my own impulse, but the Father himself who sent me has given me a commandment as to what to tell and what to speak. 50 Also, I know that his commandment means everlasting life. Therefore the things I speak, just as the Father has told me [them], so I speak [them].”
Memorial Date After Sundown Sunday, April 17, 2011

Memorial Bible reading: (Events on Nisan 9)

Matthew 21:1-11, 14-17

1 Well, when they got close to Jerusalem and arrived at Beth´pha·ge on the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent forth two disciples, 2 saying to them: “Be on YOUR way into the village that is within sight of YOU, and YOU will at once find an ass tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 3 And if someone says anything to YOU, YOU must say, ‘The Lord needs them.’ At that he will immediately send them forth.”

4 This actually took place that there might be fulfilled what was spoken through the prophet, saying: 5 “TELL the daughter of Zion, ‘Look! Your King is coming to you, mild-tempered, and mounted upon an ass, yes, upon a colt, the offspring of a beast of burden.’”
6So the disciples got on their way and did just as Jesus ordered them. 7 And they brought the ass and its colt, and they put upon these their outer garments, and he seated himself upon them. 8 Most of the crowd spread their outer garments on the road, while others began cutting down branches from the trees and spreading them on the road. 9 As for the crowds, those going ahead of him and those following kept crying out: “Save, we pray, the Son of David! Blessed is he that comes in Jehovah’s name! Save him, we pray, in the heights above!”

10 Now when he entered into Jerusalem, the whole city was set in commotion, saying: “Who is this?” 11 The crowds kept telling: “This is the prophet Jesus, from Naz´a·reth of Gal´i·lee!”

14 Also, blind and lame persons came up to him in the temple, and he cured them.
15 When the chief priests and the scribes saw the marvelous things he did and the boys that were crying out in the temple and saying: “Save, we pray, the Son of David!” they became indignant 16 and said to him: “Do you hear what these are saying?” Jesus said to them: “Yes. Did YOU never read this, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings you have furnished praise’?” 17 And leaving them behind he went outside the city to Beth´a·ny and passed the night there.

Memorial Bible reading: (Events on Nisan 9)

Matthew 26:6-13

6 YOU are going to hear of wars and reports of wars; see that YOU are not terrified. For these things must take place, but the end is not yet.
7 “For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. 8 All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress.
9 “Then people will deliver YOU up to tribulation and will kill YOU, and YOU will be objects of hatred by all the nations on account of my name. 10 Then, also, many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness the love of the greater number will cool off. 13 But he that has endured to the end is the one that will be saved.

2011 Yeartext

Jehovah's Witnesses Yeartext for 2011 is:
“Take refuge in the name of Jehovah.” —Zeph. 3:12.

Examining the Scriptures Daily 2011

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2010 “Remain Close to Jehovah!” three-day convention program

"The Drawing Near to God Is Good for Me" —Psalm 73:28

9:20 Music
9:30 Song No. 118 and Prayer
9:40 Chairman's Address: Why Must We Stay Close to Jehovah?
10:10 Conventions Help Us to stay Close to Jehovah
10:30 "The Son Is Willing To Reveal Him"
10:50 Song No. 18 and Announcements
11:00 Symposium: Imitate Those Who Maintained Intimacy With Jehovah
  • Abraham
  • Ruth
  • Hezekiah
  • Mary
11:40 Keynote Address: How Jehovah Draws Close to Us
12:10 Song No. 113 and Intermission

1:50 Music
2:00 Song No. 91
2:05 Answers to Questions About Jehovah
2:25 Let Jehovah's Discipline Mold You
2:45 Never Become "Enraged Against Jehovah"
3:05 Song No. 88 and Announcements
3:15 Symposium: Communication Helps Families Stay Close to Jehovah
  • Jehovah, the Great Communicator
  • Husbands, Communicate With Your Wives!
  • Wives, Communicate With Your Husbands!
  • Parents, Communicate With Your Children!
  • Children, Communicate With Your Parents!
4:25 Creation Reveals "the Living God”!
4:55 Song No. 75 and Closing Prayer

"His Intimacy Is With the Upright Ones"— Proverbs 3:32

9:20 Music
9:30 Song No. 92 and Prayer
9:40 Symposium: Help People "Become Reconciled To God"
  • Alienated and Hopeless
  • "He Put the Question to Them"
  • Fulfill Your Role as an Evangelizing Assistant
  • Win Them Over by Fine Conduct
  • Zealously Persevere in Your Efforts
10:50 Song No. 85 and Announcements
11:00 Full-Time Service Strengthens Your Relationship With Jehovah
11:20 For Those Loving Jehovah, "There Is No Stumbling Block"
11:40 Having "Come to Know God"—What Now?
12:10 Song No. 60 and Intermission

1:35 Music
1:45 Song No. 65
1:50 Hear Jehovah's Voice Wherever You Are
2:15 Symposium: Allow Nothing to Distance You From Jehovah
  • Satan's Subtle Efforts
  • Pride
  • Money
  • Health
  • Career
  • Recreation
  • Family
  • Technology
3:35 Song No. 69 and Announcements
3:45 Do Not Give Out When Corrected by Jehovah!
4:25 Stay Close to Jehovah, as Jeremiah Did
4:55 Song No. 48 and Closing Prayer

"To Jehovah ...You Should Cleave"--Joshua 23:8

9:20 Music
9:30 Song No. 51 and Prayer
9:40 Symposium: Appreciating Jehovah's Endearing Personality
  • Approachable
  • Empathetic
  • Appreciative
  • Generous
  • Impartial
  • Forgiving
  • Reasonable
  • Loyal
11:00 Song No. 63 and Announcements
11:10 Public Bible Discourse: How Can You Draw Close to God?
11:40 Summary of The Watchtower
12:10 Song No. 106 and Intermission

1:30 Music
1:40 Song No. 16
1:45 DRAMA: “Walk by Faith and Not by Sight”
2:45 Song No. 49 and Announcements
2:55 Remain "in the Secret Place of the Most High"
Listen carefully for the explanation of the new light that will be presented:

• Recent clarification of Matthew 24:34 underscores that we are living deep in the time of the end. (w10 4/15 10-11 pars. 13-14; w08 2/15 23-25 pars. 10-15, box)

• A generation consists of contemporaries—individuals who live at the same time.

• For example, Exodus 1:6 refers to Joseph and "all his brothers" as "all that generation".

• Ten of Joseph's brothers witnessed events that occurred before Joseph’s birth; at least two of his brothers lived on after his death. (Ge 50:24)

• Although ages varied, these contemporaries were viewed as one generation.

• Correspondingly, the "generation" referred to at Matthew 24:34 comprises two groups of anointed Christians.

• The first group was on hand in 1914 when "the sign" of Christ's presence began to be observed. (Mt 24:3)

• The second group, made up of those who were anointed later, are for a time contemporaries of the older group.

• Jesus' words at Matthew 24:34 indicate that some in the second group will witness the beginning of the "great tribulation"; hence, the length of the "generation" is limited.

• To illustrate: F. W. Franz was born in 1893, baptized in 1913, and thus alive to discern "the sign" in 1914.

• Since Brother Franz lived until 1992, many present-day anointed ones were contemporaries of his and are part of the "generation" that Jesus said would not pass away "until all these things occur".

3:40 Song No. 2 and Closing Prayer

Memorial Bible Reading for Wednesday

John 19:1-42
1 At that time, therefore, Pilate took Jesus and scourged him. 2 And the soldiers braided a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him with a purple outer garment; 3 and they began coming up to him and saying: “Good day, you King of the Jews!” Also, they would give him slaps in the face. 4 And Pilate went outside again and said to them: “See! I bring him outside to YOU in order for YOU to know I find no fault in him.” 5 Accordingly Jesus came outside, wearing the thorny crown and the purple outer garment. And he said to them: “Look! The man!” 6 However, when the chief priests and the officers saw him, they shouted, saying: “Impale [him]! Impale [him]!” Pilate said to them: “Take him yourselves and impale him, for I do not find any fault in him.” 7 The Jews answered him: “We have a law, and according to the law he ought to die, because he made himself God’s son.”

8 When, therefore, Pilate heard this saying, he became more fearful; 9 and he entered into the governor’s palace again and said to Jesus: “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. 10 Hence Pilate said to him: “Are you not speaking to me? Do you not know I have authority to release you and I have authority to impale you?” 11 Jesus answered him: “You would have no authority at all against me unless it had been granted to you from above. This is why the man that handed me over to you has greater sin.”

12 For this reason Pilate kept on seeking how to release him. But the Jews shouted, saying: “If you release this [man], you are not a friend of Caesar. Every man making himself a king speaks against Caesar.” 13 Therefore Pilate, after hearing these words, brought Jesus outside, and he sat down on a judgment seat in a place called The Stone Pavement, but, in Hebrew, Gab´ba·tha. 14 Now it was preparation of the passover; it was about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews: “See! YOUR king!” 15 However, they shouted: “Take [him] away! Take [him] away! Impale him!” Pilate said to them: “Shall I impale YOUR king?” The chief priests answered: “We have no king but Caesar.” 16 At that time, therefore, he handed him over to them to be impaled.

Then they took charge of Jesus. 17 And, bearing the torture stake for himself, he went out to the so-called Skull Place, which is called Gol´go·tha in Hebrew; 18 and there they impaled him, and two other [men] with him, one on this side and one on that, but Jesus in the middle. 19 Pilate wrote a title also and put it on the torture stake. It was written: “Jesus the Naz·a·rene´ the King of the Jews.” 20 Therefore many of the Jews read this title, because the place where Jesus was impaled was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, in Greek. 21 However, the chief priests of the Jews began to say to Pilate: “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that he said, ‘I am King of the Jews.’” 22 Pilate answered: “What I have written I have written.”

23 Now when the soldiers had impaled Jesus, they took his outer garments and made four parts, for each soldier a part, and the inner garment. But the inner garment was without a seam, being woven from the top throughout its length. 24 Therefore they said to one another: “Let us not tear it, but let us determine by lots over it whose it will be.” This was that the scripture might be fulfilled: “They apportioned my outer garments among themselves, and upon my apparel they cast lots.” And so the soldiers really did these things.

25 By the torture stake of Jesus, however, there were standing his mother and the sister of his mother; Mary the wife of Clo´pas, and Mary Mag´da·lene. 26 Therefore Jesus, seeing his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing by, said to his mother: “Woman, see! Your son!” 27 Next he said to the disciple: “See! Your mother!” And from that hour on the disciple took her to his own home.

28 After this, when Jesus knew that by now all things had been accomplished, in order that the scripture might be accomplished he said: “I am thirsty.” 29 A vessel was sitting there full of sour wine. Therefore they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon a hyssop [stalk] and brought it to his mouth. 30 When, now, he had received the sour wine, Jesus said: “It has been accomplished!” and, bowing his head, he delivered up [his] spirit.

31 Then the Jews, since it was Preparation, in order that the bodies might not remain upon the torture stakes on the Sabbath, (for the day of that Sabbath was a great one,) requested Pilate to have their legs broken and the [bodies] taken away. 32 The soldiers came, therefore, and broke the legs of the first [man] and those of the other [man] that had been impaled with him. 33 But on coming to Jesus, as they saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 Yet one of the soldiers jabbed his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. 35 And he that has seen [it] has borne witness, and his witness is true, and that man knows he tells true things, in order that YOU also may believe. 36 In fact, these things took place in order for the scripture to be fulfilled: “Not a bone of his will be crushed.” 37 And, again, a different scripture says: “They will look to the One whom they pierced.”

38 Now after these things Joseph from Ar·i·ma·the´a, who was a disciple of Jesus but a secret one out of [his] fear of the Jews, requested Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. Therefore he came and took his body away. 39 Nic·o·de´mus also, the man that came to him in the night the first time, came bringing a roll of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds [of it]. 40 So they took the body of Jesus and bound it up with bandages with the spices, just the way the Jews have the custom of preparing for burial. 41 Incidentally, at the place where he was impaled there was a garden, and in the garden a new memorial tomb, in which no one had ever yet been laid. 42 There, then, on account of the preparation of the Jews, they laid Jesus, because the memorial tomb was nearby.