An eagle-eyed reader shared this little gem with us:
In Psalm 23 in the NWT, we see that verse 5 speaks about being anointed with oil. David is one of the other sheep according to JW theology, so he can’t be anointed. Yet the old songbook song based on Psalm 23 overlooked this conflict with JW doctrine.
However, the powers that be have corrected that oversight in the new songbook by replacing that song with one that says nothing about being anointed with oil but does call Jehovah our friend and God.
It is hard to view this as anything but a deliberate and considered attempt to turn the attention of the other sheep away from the Christ and the hope open to them of becoming children of God.