A Comparison of Matthew 28:18

Matthew 28:18 GW

When Jesus came near, he spoke to them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.”
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)



Then Jesus came to them and said, “All power in heaven and on earth is given to me.”
New Century Version (NCV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

Jesus came to them and said:
I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth!
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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