A Comparison of James 1:2

James 1:2 GW

My brothers and sisters, be very happy when you are tested in different ways.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
New King James Version (NKJV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)



My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy,
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way,
Good News Translation (GNT)
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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