Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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 
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 "So when they advise you, "Ask the mediums your questions, and quiz the spiritists who chirp and mutter,' shouldn't a people instead be consulting their God and not the dead on behalf of those who are living 20 for instruction and for testimony? Surely they are speaking like this because the truth hasn't dawned on them. 21 "They'll pass through the land, while greatly distressed and hungry. When they are hungry, they'll become enraged, and they'll curse their king and their god. They'll turn their faces upwards,



Cross References

Micah 3:6

"You will have nights without visions, and darkness without prophecy. The sun will set on the prophets, and the day will darken for them.

2 Peter 1:19

Therefore we regard the message of the prophets as confirmed beyond doubt, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp that is shining in a gloomy place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

Isaiah 8:16

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

Psalm 19:7-8

The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring life. The testimony of the LORD is steadfast, making foolish people wise.

Psalm 119:130

The disclosure of your words illuminates, providing understanding to the simple.

Proverbs 4:18

The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that grows brighter until the full light of day.

Isaiah 1:10

"Listen to what the LORD says, you rulers of Sodom, and pay attention to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah!

Isaiah 30:8-11

"Go now, and write it down on a tablet in their presence, inscribing it in a book, so that for times to come it may be an everlasting witness.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise men will be put to shame. They'll be dismayed and taken captive. Look, they have rejected the message from the LORD! So what kind of wisdom do they have?

Hosea 6:3

Let us know, let us pursue knowledge of the LORD; his coming is as certain as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the autumn and spring rains come on the earth.

Malachi 4:2

But the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in its light for those who fear my name. You will go out and leap like calves released from their stalls

Matthew 6:23

But if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. Therefore, if the light within you has turned into darkness, how great is that darkness!"

Matthew 22:29

Jesus answered them, "You are mistaken because you don't know the Scriptures or God's power,

Mark 7:7-9

Their worship of me is worthless, because they teach human rules as doctrines.'

Luke 10:26

Jesus answered him, "What is written in the Law? What do you read there?"

Luke 16:29-31

"Abraham said, "They have Moses and the Prophets. They should listen to them!'

John 5:39

You examine the Scriptures carefully because you suppose that in them you have eternal life. Yet they testify about me.

John 5:46-47

because if you believed Moses, you would believe me, since he wrote about me.

Acts 17:11

These people were more receptive than those in Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive the message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if those things were so.

Romans 1:22

Though claiming to be wise, they became fools

Galatians 3:8-29

Because the Scripture saw ahead of time that God would justify the gentiles by faith, it announced the gospel to Abraham beforehand when it said, "Through you all nations will be blessed."

Galatians 4:21-22

Tell me, those of you who want to live under the Law: Are you really listening to what the Law says?

2 Timothy 3:15-17

From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to give you the wisdom you need for salvation through faith in the Messiah Jesus.

2 Peter 1:9

For the person who lacks these qualities is blind and shortsighted, and has forgotten the cleansing that he has received from his past sins.

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