Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 When they tell you, "Consult with those who have familiar spirits and with the wizards, who chirp and who mutter:" shouldn't a people consult with their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living? 20 Turn to the law and to the testimony! If they don't speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them. 21 They will pass through it, very distressed and hungry; and it will happen that when they are hungry, they will worry, and curse by their king and by their God. They will turn their faces upward,



Cross References

Micah 3:6

"Therefore night is over you, with no vision, and it is dark to you, that you may not divine; and the sun will go down on the prophets, and the day will be black over them.

2 Peter 1:19

We have the more sure word of prophecy; and you do well that you heed it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns, and the morning star arises in your hearts:

Isaiah 8:16

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

Psalm 19:7-8

Yahweh's law is perfect, restoring the soul. Yahweh's testimony is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 119:130

The entrance of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple.

Proverbs 4:18

But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light, that shines more and more until the perfect day.

Isaiah 1:10

Hear the word of Yahweh, you rulers of Sodom! Listen to the law of our God, you 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 forever and ever.

Jeremiah 8:9

The wise men are disappointed, they are dismayed and taken: behold, they have rejected the word of Yahweh; and what kind of wisdom is in them?

Hosea 6:3

Let us acknowledge Yahweh. Let us press on to know Yahweh. As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain that waters the earth."

Malachi 4:2

But to you who fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings. You will go out, and leap like calves of the stall.

Matthew 6:23

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

Matthew 22:29

But Jesus answered them, "You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God.

Mark 7:7-9

But in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'

Luke 10:26

He said to him, "What is written in the law? How do you read it?"

Luke 16:29-31

"But Abraham said to him, 'They have Moses and the prophets. Let them listen to them.'

John 5:39

"You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which 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 than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

Romans 1:22

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Galatians 3:8-29

The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the Good News beforehand to Abraham, saying, "In you all the nations will be blessed."

Galatians 4:21-22

Tell me, you that desire to be under the law, don't you listen to the law?

2 Timothy 3:15-17

From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Peter 1:9

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

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