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1 Timothy 3:16 Good News Translation (GNT)

16 No one can deny how great is the secret of our religion:

He appeared in human form,
    was shown to be right by the Spirit,[a]
    and was seen by angels.
He was preached among the nations,
    was believed in throughout the world,
    and was taken up to heaven.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Timothy 3:16 was shown to be right by the Spirit; or and, in spiritual form, was shown to be right.
Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

1 Timothy 3:16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 Without any doubt, the mystery of our religion is great:

He[a] was revealed in flesh,
    vindicated[b] in spirit,[c]
        seen by angels,
proclaimed among Gentiles,
    believed in throughout the world,
        taken up in glory.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Timothy 3:16 Gk Who; other ancient authorities read God; others, Which
  2. 1 Timothy 3:16 Or justified
  3. 1 Timothy 3:16 Or by the Spirit
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

1 Timothy 3:16 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

16 Great beyond all question is the formerly hidden truth underlying our faith:

He was manifested physically
    and proved righteous spiritually,
seen by angels
    and proclaimed among the nations,
trusted throughout the world
    and raised up in glory to heaven.

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved.

1 Timothy 3:16 The Message (MSG)

14-16 I hope to visit you soon, but just in case I’m delayed, I’m writing this letter so you’ll know how things ought to go in God’s household, this God-alive church, bastion of truth. This Christian life is a great mystery, far exceeding our understanding, but some things are clear enough:

He appeared in a human body,
    was proved right by the invisible Spirit,
        was seen by angels.
He was proclaimed among all kinds of peoples,
    believed in all over the world,
        taken up into heavenly glory.

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

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