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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Micah 6:8

Micah 6:8 GW

You mortals, the LORD has told you what is good.
This is what the LORD requires from you:
to do what is right,
to love mercy,
and to live humbly with your God.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you
But to do justly,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?
New King James Version (NKJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the LORD require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

No, the LORD has told us what is good. What he requires of us is this: to do what is just, to show constant love, and to live in humble fellowship with our God.
Good News Translation (GNT)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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