A Comparison of Psalm 37:4

Psalm 37:4 GW

Be happy with the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

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Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

Be delighted with the Lord. Then he will give you all your heart’s desires.
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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