Comparing 1 Corinthians 15:56-57

1 Corinthians 15:56-57 GW

Sin gives death its sting, and God’s standards give sin its power. Thank God that he gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)

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The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

Death gets its power to hurt from sin, and sin gets its power from the Law. But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
Good News Translation (GNT)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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