TIMELINE: Year Texts through the Years (Banner, Theme, Yeartext)

1914-2014 YEAR TEXTS

The following list was published by someone online, during the height of speculation about the significance of 2014 being 100 years after 1914. For some reason, the producer of the list decided to publish it with an obvious mistake in it. The 1914 year text was claimed to be the same as the 2014 text. And it was shared and reportedly spread “far and wide” among JWs. “Let your Kingdom come” seems to be an appropriate text to drum up some speculation or expectation, especially if 1914 really had the same “Let you Kingdom come” theme. Of course, the list got all the others right, but merely copied the same theme from 2014 to 1914. If it had been true, it wouldn’t have used the NWT 2013 Revised edition back in 1914; it would have been something like “Let thy kingdom come” in 1914. The list was wrong, but only on that particular year. It is corrected below.

2014 “Let your Kingdom come.“ (Matthew 6:10, NWT, 2013 Revision)
2013 “Be courageous and strong….Jehovah your God is with you.” (Joshua 1:9)
2012 “Your word is truth.“ (John 17:17)
2011 “Take refuge in the name of Jehovah” (Zep 3:12)
2010 ‘Love endures all things. Love never fails’ (1Co 13:7,
2009 “Bear thorough witness to the good news” (Ac 20:24)
2008 “Stand firm and see the salvation of Jehovah” (Ex 14:13)
2007 “The great day of Jehovah is near” (Zep 1:14)
2006 “We must obey God as ruler rather than men” (Ac 5:29)
2005 “My help is from Jehovah” (Ps 121:2)
2004 “Keep on the watch … Prove yourselves ready” (Mt 24:42, 44)
2003 “Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you” (Jas 4:8)
2002 “Come to me, … and I will refresh you” (Mt 11:28)
2001 “Stand complete and with firm conviction in all the will of God” (Col 4:12)
2000 “We are not the sort that shrink back … but the sort that have faith” (Heb10:39)
1999 “Look! Now is the day of salvation” (2Co 6:2)
1998 “Everyone who calls on the name of Jehovah will be saved” (Ro 10:13)
1997 “Teach me to do your will” (Ps 143:10)
1996 “Become doers of the word” (Jas 1:22)
1995 “Be harmoniously joined together in love” (Col 2:2)
1994 “Trust in Jehovah with all your heart” (Pr 3:5)
1993 “Instruct me, O Jehovah … Unify my heart to fear your name” (Ps 86:11)
1992 “Rejoice in the hope. … Persevere in prayer” (Ro 12:12)
1991 “Let anyone hearing say: ‘Come!’” —Rev. 22:17
1990 “Be of good courage and say: ‘Jehovah is my helper.’” —Hebrews 13:6
1989 “Fear God and give him glory.”—Rev. 14:7.
1988 “Hope in Jehovah and keep his way” (Ps 37:34)
1987 “As for me and my household, we shall serve Jehovah.” —Joshua 24:15
1986 “Go … declare abroad the kingdom of God.”—Luke 9:60.
1985 “Fully accomplish your ministry.”—2 Tim. 4:5.
1984 “Speak the word of God fearlessly.”—Phil. 1:14.
1983 “Clothe yourselves with love … a perfect bond of union.”—Col. 3:14.
1982 “Become steadfast, unmovable, always having plenty to do in the work of the Lord.”—1 Cor. 15:58.
1981 “Your loyal ones will bless you. About the glory of your kingship they will talk.”—Ps. 145:10, 11.
1980 “And now, Jehovah, … grant your slaves to keep speaking your word with all boldness.”—Acts 4:29.
1979 “My Father is glorified in this, that you keep bearing much fruit and prove yourselves my disciples.”—John 15:8.
1978 “They will not prevail against you, for ‘I [Jehovah] am with you … to deliver you.’”—Jer. 1:19.
1977 “You have need of endurance, in order that … you may receive the fulfillment of the promise.”—Heb. 10:36.
1976 “Awaiting these things, do your utmost to be found finally by him spotless and unblemished and in peace.”—2 Pet. 3:14.
1975 “I will say to Jehovah: ‘You are my refuge and my stronghold.’”—Ps. 91:2.
1974 “Although the fig tree itself may not blossom, … I will exult in Jehovah himself.”—Hab. 3:17, 18.
1973 “But we, for our part, shall walk in the name of Jehovah our God to time indefinite, even forever.”—Mic. 4:5.
1972 “Say among the nations: ‘Jehovah himself has become king.’”—Ps. 96:10.
1971 “You will be witnesses of me … to the most distant part of the earth.”— Acts 1:8.
1970 “Go therefore and make disciples …baptizing them.”—Matt. 28:19.
1969 “Lift your heads up, because your deliverance is getting near.” – Luke 21:28
1968 “Also, in all the nations the good news has to be preached first.” – Mark 13:10
1967 “Here I am! Send me.” – Isaiah 6:8
1966 “We shall not neglect the house of our God.” – Neh. 10:39
1965 “Do not become fearful of those who kill the body.” Matt 10:28
1964 “Filled with the holy spirit and …speaking the word of God with boldness.” -Acts 4:31
1963 “Now we are not the sort that shrink back to destruction, but the sort that have faith to the preserving alive of the soul.”—Heb. 10:39
1962 “Be courageous and let your heart be strong. Yes, hope in Jehovah,” (Ps. 27:14)
1961 “In unity I shall set them, like a flock in the pen.”—Mic. 2:12.
1960 “Seek peace and pursue it. For Jehovah’s eyes are upon the righteous.” (1 Peter 3:11, 12)
1959 “Happy is the one that stays awake and keeps his outer garments.” (Rev 16:15)
1958 “As for me, in my integrity I shall walk.” (Psalm 26:11)
1957 “From day to day tell the good news of salvation by him,” Ps. 96.2
1956 “Prove me now here with, said Jehovah of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing.” (Malachi 3:10 AS)
1955 “He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: His heart is fixed, trusting in Jehovah.” (Ps. 112:7 ASV)
1954 “Every day will I bless you, and I will praise your name forever and ever” (Ps. 145:2, CB)
1953 “Worship Jehovah in holy array” (Ps 29:2, AS)
1952 “Say to the prisoners, Go forth.”—Isa. 49:9.
1951 “Praise Jah, you people, because Jehovah our God, the Almighty, has begun to rule as king.” (Rev. 19:6, NW)
1950 “Preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2)
1949 “I … will yet praise thee more and more. (Ps. 71:14)
1948 “I will sing praises unto the among the nations.” (Ps. 57:9, A.S.V.)
1947 “Oh praise Jehovah, all the nations”. (Ps. 117:1, Am. Stan. Ver.)
1946 “Be Glad, Ye Nations, with His People.” Romans 15:10, Rotherham.
1945 “Go therefore, and make disciples of all the nations.” (Matthew 28:19, Am. Stan. Ver.)
1944 “Teach me to do your will, For you are my God” (Psalm 143:10)
1943 “More than conquerors through him that loved us”. (Romans 8: 37)
1942 “Blameless in the day of our Lord” (1Cor. 1 :
1941 “Salvation unto our God … and unto the Lamb” (Rev. 7:10, A.R.V.)
1940 “My heart shall rejoice in the salvation.”–Ps. 13:5.
1939 “But they shall not prevail against them.” Jer 1:19
1938 ‘Fear not; for the battle is God’s’ -2 Chron. 20: 15
1937 “Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.” Obadiah 1
1936 “For Jehovah and for Gideon” -Judg. 7:18 (Again, same as 1935)
1935 “For Jehovah and for Gideon” -Judg. 7:18
1934 “In his name shall [the] nations hope.” -Matt. 12:21
1933 “The name of Jehovah is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it, and is safe.” Prov. 18: 10,
1932 “They shall know that I am Jehovah” Eze 6:10
1931 “The Lord preserve all them that love him ; but all the wicked will he destroy.” Ps. 145:20.
1930 “Sing unto the Lord a new song.” Isa 42:10
1929 “I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.” Psalm 104:33
1928 “Sing forth the honor of his name.” (Psalm 66: 2)
1927 “O Lord, how manifold are thy works !” Psalm 104:24
1926 “Blessed be the Lord out of Zion.”– Psalm 135:21
1925 “Comfort all that mourn.” Isa 61:2
1924 “The kingdom of heaven is at hand” Matt 10:7
1923 “We all, with open face beholding as a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the spirit of the Lord. 2 Cor 3:18
1922 “Thanks be to God, who give us the victory through our lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor 15:57
1921 “I will triumph in the works of the hands.” Psalm 92:4
1920 “The Lord is my strength and song.” Psalm 118: 14
1919 “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; Lord, and righteousness which is of me, saith the Lord.” Isa 54:17
1918 “The end of all things is at hand: Be therefore sober and watch unto prayer; and above all things have fervent love among yourselves. (1 Peter 4:7,8)
1917 “The Lord bless them, and keep them; the Lord make his face shine upon them, and be gracious unto them; the Lord lift up his countenance upon them, and give them peace.”-         Numbers 6:24-26 (chosen by Brother Russell before his death)
1916 “Strong in faith.” Romans 4:20
1915 “Are you able to drink of My cup?” (Mt 20:22)
1914 “Let your Kingdom come.“ (Matthew 6:10)
1914 [corrected] “Be Strong and of Good Courage.” (Joshua 1:9.)
[this actually matches the 2013 theme, 99 years later.]

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