A Comparison of Luke 2:10-11

Luke 2:11 GW

The angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid! I have good news for you, a message that will fill everyone with joy. Today your Savior, Christ the Lord, was born in David’s city.”
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)

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but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!”
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master.”
The Message (MSG)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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