Compare Psalm 121:5-7 in Four Translations

Psalm 121:5-7 GW

The LORD is your guardian.
The LORD is the shade over your right hand.
The sun will not beat down on you during the day,
nor will the moon at night.
The LORD guards you from every evil.
He guards your life.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

The LORD is your protector;
The LORD is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not beat down on you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The LORD will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)

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The LORD protects you;
the LORD is a shelter right by your side.
The sun will not strike you by day
or the moon by night.
The LORD will protect you from all harm;
he will protect your life.
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

The LORD watches over you.
The LORD is like a shade tree at your right hand.
The sun won’t harm you during the day.
The moon won’t harm you during the night.
The LORD will keep you from every kind of harm.
He will watch over your life.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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