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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Matthew 5:16

 

Matthew 5:16

In the same way let your light shine in front of people. Then they will see the good that you do and praise your Father in heaven.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father.
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

Visit our Bible Translation Guide for more information about the major differences between the clear, natural English of GOD’S WORD and other translations.

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