Compare Acts 4:12 in Four Translations

Acts 4:12 GW

“No one else can save us. Indeed, we can be saved only by the power of the one named Jesus and not by any other person.”
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)



“Jesus is the only One who can save people. No one else in the world is able to save us.”
New Century Version (NCV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

“Only Jesus has the power to save! His name is the only one in all the world that can save anyone.”
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

Visit our Bible Translation Guide for more information about the major differences between the clear, natural English of GOD’S WORD and other translations.

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