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Verses We Love – a Comparison of John 11:25

John 11:25

Jesus said to her, “I am the one who brings people back to life, and I am life itself. Those who believe in me will live even if they die.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

Jesus told her, “I am the one who raises the dead and gives them life again. Anyone who believes in me, even though he dies like anyone else, shall live again.
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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