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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:1 GW

Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things we cannot see.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

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Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see.
The Message (MSG)
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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