Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Bind thou up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

New American Standard Bible

Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

King James Version

Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

Holman Bible

Bind up the testimony.
Seal up the instruction among my disciples.

International Standard Version

"Bind up the testimony, and seal up the teaching among my disciples.

A Conservative Version

Bind thou up the testimony. Seal the law among my disciples.


Bind up the testimony, seal the law and the teaching among my (Isaiah’s) disciples.

Bible in Basic English

Let my teaching be kept secret: and my words be given to my disciples only.

Darby Translation

Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

Julia Smith Translation

Bind up the oracle, seal up the law among the disciples.

King James 2000

Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Bind up [the] testimony; seal [the] teaching among my disciples.

Modern King James verseion

Bind up the testimony, seal the Law among My disciples.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Now lay the witnesses together and seal the law with my disciples.

NET Bible

Tie up the scroll as legal evidence, seal the official record of God's instructions and give it to my followers.

New Heart English Bible

Wrap up the testimony. Seal the law among my disciples.

The Emphasized Bible

Bind thou up the testimony, - Seal the instruction amongst my disciples.


Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

World English Bible

Wrap up the testimony. Seal the law among my disciples.

Youngs Literal Translation

Bind up the testimony, Seal the law among My disciples.


Root Form
Bind up
Usage: 54

the testimony
Usage: 3

Usage: 27

the law
תּרה תּורה 
Usage: 219


Context Readings

Wait For Yahweh

15 And many shall stumble thereon, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. 16 Bind thou up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples. 17 And I will wait for Jehovah, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Cross References

Daniel 12:4

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Deuteronomy 4:45

these are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Moses spake unto the children of Israel, when they came forth out of Egypt,

2 Kings 11:12

Then he brought out the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, Long live the king.

Psalm 25:14

The friendship of Jehovah is with them that fear him; And he will show them his covenant.

Proverbs 8:8-9

All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; There is nothing crooked or perverse in them.

Isaiah 8:1-2

And Jehovah said unto me, Take thee a great tablet, and write upon it with the pen of a man, For Maher-shalal-hash-baz;

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! if they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.

Isaiah 29:11-12

And all vision is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I cannot, for it is sealed:

Isaiah 54:13

And all thy children shall be taught of Jehovah; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

Daniel 9:24

Seventy weeks are decreed upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy.

Daniel 12:9-10

And he said, Go thy way, Daniel; for the words are shut up and sealed till the time of the end.

Matthew 13:11

And he answered and said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Mark 4:10-11

And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parables.

Mark 4:34

and without a parable spake he not unto them: but privately to his own disciples he expounded all things.

Mark 10:10

And in the house the disciples asked him again of this matter.

John 3:32-33

What he hath seen and heard, of that he beareth witness; and no man receiveth his witness.

1 Corinthians 2:14

Now the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged.

Hebrews 3:5

And Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were afterward to be spoken;

1 John 5:9-12

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for the witness of God is this, that he hath borne witness concerning his Son.

Revelation 2:17

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. To him that overcometh, to him will I give of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and upon the stone a new name written, which no one knoweth but he that receiveth it.

Revelation 5:1

And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the back, close sealed with seven seals.

Revelation 5:5

and one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not; behold, the Lion that is of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath overcome to open the book and the seven seals thereof.

Revelation 10:4

And when the seven thunders uttered their voices , I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying, Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.

Revelation 19:10

And I fell down before his feet to worship him. And he saith unto me, See thou do it not: I am a fellow-servant with thee and with thy brethren that hold the testimony of Jesus: worship God; for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

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