A Comparison of 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 GW

Be alert. Be firm in the Christian faith. Be courageous and strong. Do everything with love.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
Let all your things be done with charity.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

Keep your eyes open for spiritual danger; stand true to the Lord; act like men; be strong; and whatever you do, do it with kindness and love.
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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