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Verses We Love – a Comparison of James 1:12

James 1:12 GW

Blessed are those who endure when they are tested. When they pass the test, they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

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When people are tempted and still continue strong, they should be happy. After they have proved their faith, God will reward them with life forever. God promised this to all those who love him.
New Century Version (NCV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

God will bless you, if you don’t give up when your faith is being tested. He will reward you with a glorious life, just as he rewards everyone who loves him.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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