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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Joshua 1:9

Joshua 1:9 GW

“I have commanded you, ‘Be strong and courageous! Don’t tremble or be terrified, because the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’”
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

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“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

“Yes, be bold and strong! Banish fear and doubt! For remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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