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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Colossians 3:12

Colossians 3:12

As holy people whom God has chosen and loved, be sympathetic, kind, humble, gentle, and patient.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

God has chosen you and made you his holy people. He loves you. So you should always clothe yourselves with mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
New Century Version (NCV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

God loves you and has chosen you as his own special people. So be gentle, kind, humble, meek, and patient.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Paraphrase (Retelling)

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