A Comparison of 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 GW

God our Father loved us and by his kindness gave us everlasting encouragement and good hope. Together with our Lord Jesus Christ, may he encourage and strengthen you to do and say everything that is good.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)

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May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal encouragement and good hope by grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good work and word.
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

Our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father loved us. By his grace God gave us comfort that will last forever. The hope he gave us is good. May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father comfort your hearts. May they make you strong in every good thing you do and say.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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