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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Hebrews 11:6

Hebrews 11:6

No one can please God without faith. Whoever goes to God must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

You can never please God without faith, without depending on him. Anyone who wants to come to God must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely look for him.
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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