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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Philippians 1:6

I’m convinced that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it through to completion on the day of Christ Jesus.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.
The Message (MSG)
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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