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Verses We Love – Comparing 1 Corinthians 6:19

1 Corinthians 6:19 GW

Don’t you know that your body is a temple that belongs to the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit, whom you received from God, lives in you. You don’t belong to yourselves.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? … The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works….
The Message (MSG)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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