Jehovah`s Witness/John 14:14, again


First of all, thank you for helping me finding the truth.

I had the same issue that you already answered on March 31/2008.

I bought the KIT of the Greek Scriptures of 1985 Edition.

From the book, John 14:14, I found the Greek word "me" after "you should ask".  KIT has "me" in the text.

I can understand that when KJV was translated, either Textus Receptus or the Majority text were  used, which didn't include "me" in the text. However, recent discovery of Papyrus 66 and Papyrus 75 dated First and Second Century include "me".

Now, I just wonder, if Jesus really said, "If YOU ask anything in my name, I will do it." or "If YOU ask me anything in my name, I will do it."

My question is not about the interpretation of the verse. Simply did Jesus say "me" or not... If he said, "Ask me", can I ask him?

Hello.  I think you might have perhaps meant to send this to Brenton Hepburn, as I did not answer a question on this topic on 3/31/08.  However, I did check, and Mr. Hepburn DID answer a question on this passage, on 3/31/08.  So I think perhaps you intended to send this to him?

To answer your question, I use the King James Bible, which happens to be worded very similarly to the NWT in this particular passage.  Although the word "me" is not there in the KJ Bible, that certainly does not change the fact that it does authorize prayer to Jesus, because Jesus said that HE would "do" what was asked.  So, it makes sense that He was saying, and was understood to be saying, that He would do what was asked of HIM.  

There are other passages of Scripture also, which show prayer being directed to Jesus, indicate that it is proper to do so....

Acts 7:59-60
1 John 5:11-15
Rev. 22:20

If Jesus were not God, then prayer to Him would be inappropriate.  Because He is, then it is perfectly proper to address Jesus in prayer.  

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Derrick Holland


I was raised in the religion known as Jehovah`s Witnesses for 13 years. Since becoming a born-again Christian, I have researched extensively this religion, especially their doctrines and their history. I can answer questions about their doctrines from the perspective of Biblical Christianity. To be clear: Jehovahs Witnesses is the religion of my upbringing, though I myself was never baptized into the religion, nor have I ever been considered as a Jehovahs Witness.


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