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Verses We Love – a Comparison of John 14:27

John 14:27 GW

“I’m leaving you peace. I’m giving you my peace. I don’t give you the kind of peace that the world gives. So don’t be troubled or cowardly.”
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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