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Verses We Love – a Comparison of John 5:24

John 5:24

“I can guarantee this truth: Those who listen to what I say and believe in the one who sent me will have eternal life. They won’t be judged because they have already passed from death to life.”
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Meaning-for-Meaning (Closest Natural Equivalence)

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“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
King James Version (KJV)
Word-for-Word (Form Equivalence)

“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”
New International Version (NIV)
Thought-for-Thought (Function Equivalence)

“I say emphatically that anyone who listens to my message and believes in God who sent me has eternal life, and will never be damned for his sins, but has already passed out of death into life.”
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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