A Comparison of Hebrews 13:5

Hebrews 13:5 GW
Don’t love money. Be happy with what you have because God has said, “I will never abandon you or leave you.”

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

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Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never, never fail you nor forsake you.”
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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