GOD’S WORD Translation Comparison

How does the GOD’S WORD Translation compare to other Bibles?

Discover the difference between the clear, natural English of GOD’S WORD and other Bible translations in these well-known verses we love.

Don’t love money. Be happy with what you have because God has said, “I will never abandon you or leave you.”

Whoever is a believer in Christ is a new creation. The old way of living has disappeared. A new way of living has come into existence.

Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things we cannot see.

“Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.”

There isn’t any temptation that you have experienced which is unusual for humans. God, who faithfully keeps his promises, will not allow you to be tempted beyond your power to resist. But when you are tempted, he will also give you the ability to endure the temptation as your way of escape.

God has made us what we are. He has created us in Christ Jesus to live lives filled with good works that he has prepared for us to do.

Turn all your anxiety over to God because he cares for you.

We must focus on Jesus, the source and goal of our faith. He saw the joy ahead of him, so he endured death on the cross and ignored the disgrace it brought him. Now he holds the honored position—the one next to God the Father on the heavenly throne.

But first, be concerned about his kingdom and what has his approval. Then all these things will be provided for you.

Every Scripture passage is inspired by God. All of them are useful for teaching, pointing out errors, correcting people, and training them for a life that has God’s approval.

But dedicate your lives to Christ as Lord. Always be ready to defend your confidence in God when anyone asks you to explain it. However, make your defense with gentleness and respect.

The soldiers crucified Jesus and two other men there. Jesus was in the middle. Pilate wrote a notice and put it on the cross. The notice read, “Jesus from Nazareth, the king of the Jews.”

He was wounded for our rebellious acts. He was crushed for our sins. He was punished so that we could have peace, and we received healing from his wounds.

But the spiritual nature produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There are no laws against things like that.

The payment for sin is death, but the gift that God freely gives is everlasting life found in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Yet, the strength of those who wait with hope in the Lord will be renewed.
They will soar on wings like eagles.
They will run and won’t become weary.
They will walk and won’t grow tired.

“I have commanded you, ‘Be strong and courageous! Don’t tremble or be terrified, because the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ ”

Finally, brothers and sisters, keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise: things that are true, honorable, fair, pure, acceptable, or commendable.

Christ died for us while we were still sinners. This demonstrates God’s love for us.

“So wherever you go, make disciples of all nations: Baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to do everything I have commanded you. And remember that I am always with you until the end of time.”

Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one goes to the Father except through me.”

Because all people have sinned, they have fallen short of God’s glory.

God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, he forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done wrong.

I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live I live by believing in God’s Son, who loved me and took the punishment for my sins.

One night the Lord said to Paul in a vision, “Don’t be afraid to speak out! Don’t be silent! I’m with you. No one will attack you or harm you. I have many people in this city.”

A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I came so that my sheep will have life and so that they will have everything they need.

Brothers and sisters, in view of all we have just shared about God’s compassion, I encourage you to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, dedicated to God and pleasing to him. This kind of worship is appropriate for you.

But the spiritual nature produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There are no laws against things like that.

So wherever you go, make disciples of all nations: Baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks.

Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants—what is good, pleasing, and perfect.

Trust the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths smooth.

I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.

We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God—those whom he has called according to his plan.

I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope.

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.

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