Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one goes to the Father except through me.”
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)
Jesus told him, “I am the Way—yes, and the Truth and the Life. No one can get to the Father except by means of me.”
The Living Bible (TLB)
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