Yeartexts from 1904 through 2017
(Except 1908 & 1912)
What was the yeartext the year you were born?  Or baptized?


Year Yeartext
2017 “Trust in Jehovah and do what is good.” —Psalm37:3.
2016 “Let your brotherly love continue.”  —Hebrews 13:1
2015 "Give thanks to Jehovah, for he is good."  - Psalm 106:1
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, 8)
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” (Heb 10:39)
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 herewith, saith 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 thee among the nations.”  (Ps. 57:9, A.S.V.)
1947 “Oh praise Jehovah, all ye nations”. (Ps. 117:1, Am. Stan. Ver.)
1946 “Be Glad, Ye Nations, with His People.” Romans 15:10, Rotherham.
1945 “Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations.” (Matthew 28:19, Am. Stan. Ver.) 
1944 “Teach me to do thy will; for thou art 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” (1 Cor. 1 : 8)
1941 “Salvation unto our God . . . and unto the Lamb” (Rev. 7:10, A.R.V.)
1940 “My heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.”--Ps. 13:5.
1939 “But they shall not prevail against thee.” 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 runneth into it, and is safe.”  Prov. 18: 10,
1932 “They shall know that I am Jehovah”  Eze 6:10
1931 “The Lord preserveth 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 giveth us the victory through our lord Jesus Christ.”  1 Cor 15:57
1921 “I will triumph in the works of thy 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 ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer; and above all things have fervent love among yourselves.  (1 Peter 4:7,8)
1917 “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee; the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”-Numbers 6:24-26 (Chosen by Brother Russell before his death)
1916 “Strong in faith.” Romans 4:20
1915 “Are ye able to drink of My cup?” (Mt 20:22)
1914 “Be strong and very courageous.”  Joshua 1:9       
1913 “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?  I will take the cup of salvation, and will call upon the name of the Lord.  I will pay my vows unto the Most High.”  Psalm 116:12, 13
1912 (Unknown)
1911 (offered) "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is perfected in weakness"  (2 Cor 12:9)
1910 (Motto) “Love one another as I have loved you”—unto self-sacrifice. (John 15:12)
1909 My help cometh from the Lord (Ps. 121:2)
1908 (Unknown)
1907 “Ye are not of the world, even as I am not of the world,” for “I have chosen you out of the world.”  John 17:9, 11, 21
1906 (Motto) “In due time”  1 Tim 2:6  “Be patient therefore, brethren.”
1905 “Wisdom is the principal thing:  Therefore get wisdom.”  Prov 4:7
1904 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are reputable; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.   Php 4:8

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