Compare Acts 2:38 in Four Translations
Peter answered them, “All of you must turn to God and change the way you think and act, and each of you must be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins will be forgiven. Then you will receive the Holy Spirit as a gift.”
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)
Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
New King James Version (NKJV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)
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Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)
Peter said to them, “Each one of you must turn away from your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven; and you will receive God's gift, the Holy Spirit.”
Good News Translation (GNT)
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