Comparing Philippians 4:6
Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)
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Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.
The Message (MSG)
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