Bible Translation Approaches: Contrasting Closest Natural Equivalence to Paraphrase

Which Bible Translation Should I Read?

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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