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Verses We Love – Comparing Galatians 5:22-23

Galatians 5:22-23

But the spiritual nature produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There are no laws against things like that.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control; and here there is no conflict with Jewish laws.
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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