A Comparison of Genesis 1:27
So God created humans in his image. In the image of God he created them. He created them male and female.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)
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So God created human beings in his image. In the image of God he created them. He created them male and female.
New Century Version (NCV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)
So God created humans to be like himself; he made men and women.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
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