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Publisher: God's Word to the Nations Mission Society

The God's Word Translation (GW) is a modern English translation of the Bible that seeks to combine readability with accuracy and reliability. Released in 1995, it aims to convey the meaning and style of the original texts in a clear and understandable language for today's readers.

God's Word Translation was developed by a team of biblical scholars and linguists, utilizing a translation philosophy known as "closest natural equivalence." This method respects the original languages' structure and style while providing an English rendering that is easy to understand and faithful to the original meaning.

The GW is noted for its straightforward, idiomatic English, making it particularly suitable for devotional reading, study, and liturgical use. It includes translations of the Old and New Testaments, as well as the Deuterocanonical books.

This translation is appreciated for its clarity, simplicity, and vivid language, which bring the biblical text to life for modern readers. It is also used widely in evangelism and Christian education settings.

The translation team focused on providing a text that is suitable for a broad audience, including those who might be reading the Bible for the first time.

The God's Word Translation has been commended for its ability to communicate the Gospel message effectively and its contribution to the understanding of the Scriptures in a contemporary context.

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Quotations from the GW text may be used without prior permission for personal study, devotional materials, and use in worship materials. For all other uses, including commercial use and publication, permission must be obtained from God's Word to the Nations Mission Society.

When quoting from the GW, proper attribution should be given as follows:

GOD'S WORD® Copyright © 1995 by God's Word to the Nations Mission Society. Used by permission.

Reproduction or republication of the God's Word Translation text for commercial purposes or profit is strictly prohibited without prior written consent of God's Word to the Nations Mission Society.

GOD'S WORD® is a registered trademark of God's Word to the Nations. Used by permission.