Hi Lemmy,<quoted text>Why did the early Watchtower mags have Masonic emblems on them,if you think the NIV is a poor translation then the NWT must be as well because they are so similar.
The NIV is a run of the mill modern translation, and is most of the time accurate, until it comes to a verse that deals with the their biased thinking that Jesus is God.
In these types of verses, they fail to translate, and will always put forth their interpretation. Most all translations render Col 1:15 as "the firstborn of all creation".
But the NIV and a few others insist on interpretating this verse as "the firstborn over all creation". They in this case fail to just translate, and resort to interpretation. There is absolutely no basis for such a rendering from the Greek text. It is purely interpretation and fails as translation.