Compare Psalm 108:3-4 in Four Translations

Psalm 108:3-4 GW

I want to give thanks to you among the people, O LORD.
I want to make music to praise you among the nations
because your mercy is higher than the heavens.
Your truth reaches the skies.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)

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I will praise you, LORD, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

I will praise you everywhere around the world, in every nation. For your loving-kindness is great beyond measure, high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches the skies.
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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