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GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) accurately translates the meaning of the original texts into clear, everyday language. Readable and reliable, GW is living, active, and life-changing. I’m glad for the addition of the GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) to Bible Gateway’s library of online Bibles! GOD’S WORD Translation is translated directly from the Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic, and combines scholarly fidelity with natural, readable English. One major trait that distinguishes GOD’S WORD Translation from other Bibles is its translation philosophy of “closest natural equivalence,” which maintains a balance between “formal equivalence” and “functional equivalence” translations. Closest natural equivalence expresses the ancient texts with equivalent language in modern English, preserving the impact the text had on its original audience. Here’s how it presents John 3:16. 16 God loved the world this way: He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life. I love this translation of God's holy Word!
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