A Comparison of Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 GW

Take to heart these words that I give you today. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you’re at home or away, when you lie down or get up.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

These words I am commanding you today must be kept in mind, and you must teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, as you lie down, and as you get up.
New English Translation (NET)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)

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Always remember these commands I give you today. Teach them to your children, and talk about them when you sit at home and walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
New Century Version (NCV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

Memorize his laws and tell them to your children over and over again. Talk about them all the time, whether you’re at home or walking along the road or going to bed at night, or getting up in the morning.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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