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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Romans 6:23

Romans 6:23

 

The payment for sin is death, but the gift that God freely gives is everlasting life found in Christ Jesus our Lord.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Living Bible (TLB)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

Visit our Bible Translation Guide for more information about the major differences between the clear, natural English of GOD’S WORD and other translations.


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