But he told me: “My kindness is all you need. My power is strongest when you are weak.” So I will brag even more about my weaknesses in order that Christ’s power will live in me.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
New King James Version (NKJV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)
but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power[a] is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)
But his answer was: “My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak.” I am most happy, then, to be proud of my weaknesses, in order to feel the protection of Christ's power over me.
Good News Translation (GNT)
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