Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.

King James Version

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Holman Bible

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, there will be no dawn for them.

International Standard Version

for instruction and for testimony? Surely they are speaking like this because the truth hasn't dawned on them.

A Conservative Version

[Seek] to the law and to the testimony! If they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

[Direct such people] to the teaching and to the testimony! If their teachings are not in accord with this word, it is surely because there is no dawn and no morning for them.

Bible in Basic English

Then say to them, Put your faith in the teaching and the witness. ... If they do not say such things. ... For him there is no dawn. ...

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Julia Smith Translation

To the law and to the testimony if they will not speak according to this word, because no morning is in them.

King James 2000

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Lexham Expanded Bible

for teaching and for testimony?" {surely they [who] speak like this have no dawn}.

Modern King James verseion

To the Law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this Word, it is because no light is in them.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If any man want light, let him look upon the law and the testimony whether they speak not after this meaning.

NET Bible

Then you must recall the Lord's instructions and the prophetic testimony of what would happen. Certainly they say such things because their minds are spiritually darkened.

New Heart English Bible

Turn to the law and to the testimony. If they do not speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.

The Emphasized Bible

To the law and to the testimony! If they speak not according to this word, It is , because they have no dawning day.

Webster

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

World English Bible

Turn to the law and to the testimony! If they don't speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.

Youngs Literal Translation

To the law and to the testimony! If not, let them say after this manner, 'That there is no dawn to it.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
To the law
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
Usage: 219

and to the testimony
תּעוּדה 
T@`uwdah 
Usage: 3

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

it is because there is no light
שׁחר 
Shachar 
Usage: 24

Prayers for Isaiah 8:20

Context Readings

The Darkness Turns To Light

19 When they say to you, "Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter," should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? 20 To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn. 21 They will pass through the land hard-pressed and famished, and it will turn out that when they are hungry, they will be enraged and curse their king and their God as they face upward.



Cross References

Micah 3:6

Therefore it will be night for you--without vision, And darkness for you--without divination The sun will go down on the prophets, And the day will become dark over them.

2 Peter 1:19

So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.

Isaiah 8:16

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

Psalm 19:7-8

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 119:130

The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.

Isaiah 1:10

Hear the word of the LORD, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the instruction of our God, You people of Gomorrah.

Isaiah 30:8-11

Now go, write it on a tablet before them And inscribe it on a scroll, That it may serve in the time to come As a witness forever.

Jeremiah 8:9

"The wise men are put to shame, They are dismayed and caught; Behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, And what kind of wisdom do they have?

Hosea 6:3

"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering the earth."

Malachi 4:2

"But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.

Matthew 6:23

"But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

Matthew 22:29

But Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Mark 7:7-9

'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'

Luke 10:26

And He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How does it read to you?"

Luke 16:29-31

"But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.'

John 5:39

"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;

John 5:46-47

"For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me.

Acts 17:11

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

Romans 1:22

Professing to be wise, they became fools,

Galatians 3:8-29

The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU."

Galatians 4:21-22

Tell me, you who want to be under law, do you not listen to the law?

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Peter 1:9

For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins.



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