Comparing Galatians 5:17

Galatians 5:17 GW

What your corrupt nature wants is contrary to what your spiritual nature wants, and what your spiritual nature wants is contrary to what your corrupt nature wants. They are opposed to each other. As a result, you don’t always do what you intend to do.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

For the desire of the flesh is against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another, in order to keep you from doing whatever you want.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)

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For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want.
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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