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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Psalm 119:59-60

Psalm 119:60

I have thought about my life,
and I have directed my feet back to your written instructions.
Without any hesitation I hurry to obey your commandments.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

I have considered my ways
and have turned my steps to your statutes.
I will hasten and not delay
to obey your commands.
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

I thought about the wrong direction in which I was headed, and turned around and came running back to you.
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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