Bible Translation Approaches: Contrasting Closest Natural Equivalence to Paraphrase
Paraphrases Retell the Thought Using Different Words
Three specific paraphrases are noted in the graphic above:
- Contemporary English Version
- New International Reader’s Version
- The Message
Simply stated, a paraphrase is not a translation; it is a retelling of Scripture using an individual person’s words, in an attempt to make the meaning clearer.
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