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Verses We Love – a Comparison of John 10:10

John 10:10

A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I came so that my sheep will have life and so that they will have everything they need.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

A thief comes to steal and kill and destroy, but I came to give life—life in all its fullness.
New Century Version (NCV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

A thief comes only to rob, kill, and destroy. I came so that everyone would have life, and have it in its fullest.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
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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