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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Hebrews 4:15

 

Hebrews 4:15

We have a chief priest who is able to sympathize with our weaknesses. He was tempted in every way that we are, but he didn’t sin.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin.
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses since he had the same temptations we do, though he never once gave way to them and sinned.
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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