A Comparison of Psalm 30:2-4

Psalm 30:2 GW

O LORD my God,
I cried out to you for help,
and you healed me.
O LORD, you brought me up from the grave.
You called me back to life
from among those who had gone into the pit.
Make music to praise the LORD, you faithful people who belong to him.
Remember his holiness by giving thanks.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

O LORD my God,
I cried out to you and you healed me.
O LORD, you pulled me up from Sheol;
you rescued me from among those descending into the grave.
Sing to the LORD, you faithful followers of his;
give thanks to his holy name.
New English Translation (NET)
Word-for-Word (Formal Equivalence)



LORD, my God, I prayed to you,
and you healed me.
You lifted me out of the grave;
you spared me from going down to the place of the dead.
Sing praises to the LORD, you who belong to him;
praise his holy name.
New Century Version (NCV)
Thought-for-Thought (Functional Equivalence)

I prayed to you, LORD God,
and you healed me,
saving me from death
and the grave.
Your faithful people, LORD,
will praise you with songs
and honor your holy name.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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