the King James Version translators rendered them as titles.
However, the New World Translation as well as certain others, such as An American Translation, do not render epískopos and diákonos as titles but according to the meaning of the words, as “overseers” or “superintendents” and as “assistants” or “ministerial servants.” The American Standard Version gives in the footnote the alternate reading of “overseer” in each instance where “bishop” is used in the text. Avoiding such man-made titles is in harmony with the sentiments expressed by faithful Elihu: “Let me not, please, show partiality to a man; and on an earthling man I shall not bestow a title; for I certainly do not know how I can bestow a title; easily my Maker would carry me away.”—Job 32:21, 22.
COURAGEOUS MINISTERS ASSEMBLIES
In many places on two continents these three-day Christian assemblies are at the door! Are you ready? There is still time to prepare to attend one near you, but act now! It will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Request your rooms at once. Write WATCHTOWER CONVENTION at one of the addresses listed below.
JUNE 29–JULY 1: Casper, Wyo., 826 East A, Casper. Mobile, Ala., 2453 Emogene St., Mobile. Shreveport, La., 7033 Brandtway St., Shreveport.
JULY 6-8: Grand Island, Nebr., 825 N. White, Grand Island. Jackson, Tenn., 819 N. Royal St., Jackson. Johnstown, Pa., 605 Franklin St., Johnstown. Ogden, Utah, 660 W. 24th St., Ogden. Worcester, Mass., 44 Randolph Rd., Worcester 6. Yakima, Wash., 112 W. Lenox Ave., Yakima.
JULY 13-15: Columbus, Ga., 4000 Beallwood Ave., Columbus. Greensboro, N C., 918 Glenwood Ave., Greensboro. Hammond, Ind., 636 Conkey St., Hammond. La Crosse, Wis., 418 N. 16th St., La Crosse. Oakland, Calif., 1739 Eighth Ave., Oakland 6. Pomona, Calif., 1546 Garey Ave., Pomona. Pueblo, Colo., 523 E. Pitkin, Pueblo. Saginaw, Mich., 2112 W. Genesee St., Saginaw. Sheboygan, Wis., 1324 Michigan Ave., Sheboygan. Toledo, Ohio, 2409 Wayne St., Toledo 9. Trenton, N.J., 2044 Greenwood Ave., Trenton 9. Tucson, Ariz., 207 W. Flores St., Tucson. West Palm Beach, Fla., 532 Iris St., West Palm Beach.
JULY 20-22: Cape Girardeau, Mo., 313 N. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau. Helena, Mont., 1018 Cole St., Helena. Jersey City, N.J., 582 Bramhall Ave., Jersey City 4. Lexington, Ky., 746 N. Broadway, Lexington. Lima, Ohio, 1401 S. Sugar St., Lima. Northridge, Calif., 7441 Tampa St., Reseda. Springfield, Mo., 534 W. Catalpa, Springfield. Timonium, Md., 1625 Bellona Ave., Lutherville, Md.
JULY 27-29: Bakersfield, Calif., 1631 Lake St., Bakersfield. Canton, Ohio, 416 High Ave. SW., Canton 11. Eureka, Calif., 1324 5th St., Eureka. Fargo, N. Dak., 1014 S. 19th St., Moorhead, Minn. Jackson, Mich., 219 W. Prospect St., Jackson. Orlando, Fla., 1701 Lee St., Orlando. San Angelo, Tex., 1502 N. Magdalen St., San Angelo. Terre Haute, Ind., 303 S. 14th St., Terre Haute. Utica, N.Y., 910 Kellogg Ave., Utica.
AUG. 3-5: Charleston, W. Va., 812 Bigley Ave., Charleston 2. Longview, Wash., 1206 Douglas, Longview. Macon, Ga., 2230 Menden Ave., Macon. Manchester, N.H., 450 Hanover St., Manchester.
AUG. 10-12: Costa Mesa, Calif., 2277 Canyon Dr., Costa Mesa. Peoria, Ill., 127 W. Duryea Ave., Peoria Heights.
AUG. 17-19: Hutchinson, Kans., 328 East B, Hutchinson.
AUG. 24-26: San Antonio, Tex., (Spanish only), 114 Apperson Ave., San Antonio 7.
JULY 6-8: Moose Jaw, Sask., 302 Athabasca St. E., Moose Jaw.
JULY 13-15: Nanaimo, B.C., 305 Prideaux St., Nanaimo.
JULY 20-22: Kamloops, B.C., 260 Leigh Rd., North Kamloops. Prince Albert, Sask., 1204 3d Ave. W., Prince Albert.
JULY 27-29: Edmonton, Alta., 12425 125th St., Edmonton. Quebec, Que., (French only), 215 rue Anna, Quebec 8.
AUG. 3-5: Hamilton, Ont., 64 1⁄2 Wentworth St. N., Hamilton. Lethbridge, Alta., 125 13th St. N., Lethbridge.
AUG. 10-12: Brandon, Man., 834 10th St., Brandon.
AUG, 17-19: Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., 54 Wellington St. W., Sault Ste. Marie.
AUG. 24-26: Moncton, N.B., 15 Granville Dr., Moncton, Corner Brook, Newf., 34 Country Rd., Corner Brook.
JUNE 22-24: Belfast, Northern Ireland, Kingdom Hall, Magdala St., Belfast. Plymouth, Dev., Kingdom Hall, Gordon Terrace, Mutley, Plymouth, Dev.
JUNE 29–JULY 1: Liverpool, 57b Breck Rd., Anfield, Liverpool 4. Portsmouth, Hants, Kingdom Hall, Raglan St., Portsmouth, Hampshire.
JULY 6-8: Leeds, Kingdom Hall, Stocks Lane, Town St., Bramley, Leeds. Southend, Kingdom Hall, Fairfax Dr., Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
JULY 13-15: Coventry, War., Kingdom Hall, Holyhead Rd., Coventry, Warwickshire. Edinburgh, Scotland, 5 Millar Place, Edinburgh 10.
What joy there is in helping other persons to gain knowledge of the Word of God! That is the work that Jehovah’s witnesses will be doing during June as they offer to all persons the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures on the small contribution of $1 and then make return visits on obtainers to aid them in Bible study.
“WATCHTOWER” STUDIES FOR THE WEEKS
July 22: Foretelling Him to Whom All People’s Obedience Belongs, ¶1-30. Page 360.
July 29: Foretelling Him to Whom All People’s Obedience Belongs, ¶31-61. Page 367.