Compare John 15:5 in Four Translations

John 15:5 GW

“I am the vine. You are the branches. Those who live in me while I live in them will produce a lot of fruit. But you can’t produce anything without me.”
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
New King James Version (NKJV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)

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“I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.”
New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

“I am the vine, and you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me.”
Good News Translation (GNT)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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