GOD’S WORD Translation Comparison

Verses We Love – a Comparison of Galatians 5:22-23

But the spiritual nature produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There are no laws against things like that.
GOD’S WORD Translation
Closest Natural Equivalence

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
New American Standard Bible
Word-for-Word

But the Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. There is no law that says these things are wrong.
New Century Version
Thought-for-Thought

God’s Spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. There is no law against behaving in any of these ways.
Contemporary English Version
Paraphrase

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