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Verses We Love – a Comparison of Joshua 1:8

Joshua 1:8

Never stop reciting these teachings. You must think about them night and day so that you will faithfully do everything written in them. Only then will you prosper and succeed.
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
Closest Natural Equivalence

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Word-for-Word

Always remember what is written in the Book of the Teachings. Study it day and night to be sure to obey everything that is written there. If you do this, you will be wise and successful in everything.
New Century Version (NCV)
Thought-for-Thought

Long ago I promised the ancestors of Israel that I would give this land to their descendants. So be strong and brave! Be careful to do everything my servant Moses taught you. Never stop reading The Book of the Law he gave you. Day and night you must think about what it says. If you obey it completely, you and Israel will be able to take this land.
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
Paraphrase

Visit our 2018 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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