Comparing John 20:28-29

John 20:28-29 GW

Thomas responded to Jesus, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to Thomas, “You believe because you’ve seen me. Blessed are those who haven’t seen me but believe.” 
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

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Thomas responded to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said, “Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.”
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen me but still have believed.” 
New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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