Parallel Verses

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.

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.

Amplified

[Direct those people] to the law and to the testimony! If their teachings are not in accord with this word, it is because they have no dawn.

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.

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 
law
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

References

Prayers for Isaiah 8:20

Context Readings

The Darkness Turns To Light

19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits and unto the wizards, that chirp and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? on behalf of the living'should they seek unto the dead? 20 To the law and to the testimony! if they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them. 21 And they shall pass through it, sore distressed and hungry; and it shall come to pass that, when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse by their king and by their God, and turn their faces upward:



Cross References

Micah 3:6

Therefore it shall be night unto you, that ye shall have no vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down upon the prophets, and the day shall be black over them.

2 Peter 1:19

And we have the word of prophecy made more sure; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts:

Isaiah 8:16

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

Psalm 19:7-8

The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul: The testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 119:130

The opening of thy words giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the simple.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the righteous is as the dawning light, That shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Isaiah 1:10

Hear the word of Jehovah, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

Isaiah 30:8-11

Now go, write it before them on a tablet, and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise men are put to shame, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of Jehovah; and what manner of wisdom is in them?

Hosea 6:3

And let us know, let us follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is sure as the morning; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain that watereth the earth.

Malachi 4:2

But unto you that fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings; and ye shall go forth, and gambol as calves of the stall.

Matthew 6:23

But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is the darkness!

Matthew 22:29

But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

Mark 7:7-9

But in vain do they worship me, Teaching as their doctrines the precepts of men.

Luke 10:26

And he said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

Luke 16:29-31

But Abraham saith, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

John 5:39

Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me;

John 5:46-47

For if ye believed Moses, ye would believe me; for he wrote of me.

Acts 17:11

Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.

Romans 1:22

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Galatians 3:8-29

And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand unto Abraham,'saying, In thee shall all the nations be blessed.

Galatians 4:21-22

Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?

2 Timothy 3:15-17

And that from a babe thou hast known the sacred writings which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Peter 1:9

For he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins.

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