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Verses We Love – a Comparison of 2 Peter 1:4

Through his glory and integrity he has given us his promises that are of the highest value. Through these promises you will share in the divine nature because you have escaped the corruption that sinful desires cause in the world.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
English Standard Version (ESV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

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And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
New Living Translation (NLT)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

We were also given absolutely terrific promises to pass on to you—your tickets to participation in the life of God after you turned your back on a world corrupted by lust.
The Message (MSG)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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