A Comparison of Jeremiah 29:11

Jeremiah 29:11 GW

I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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