Parallel Verses

Amplified

The law of truth was in [Levi's] mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness and turned many away from iniquity.

New American Standard Bible

"True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity.

King James Version

The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.

Holman Bible

True instruction was in his mouth, and nothing wrong was found on his lips. He walked with Me in peace and fairness and turned many from sin.

International Standard Version

True teachings were in his mouth, and falsehood was not found on his lips. He walked with me peacefully and righteously, and he turned many from sin.

A Conservative Version

The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many away from iniquity.

American Standard Version

The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many away from iniquity.

Bible in Basic English

True teaching was in his mouth, and no evil was seen on his lips: he was walking with me in peace and righteousness, turning numbers of people away from evil-doing.

Darby Translation

The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many from iniquity.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and righteousness and turned many away from iniquity.

Julia Smith Translation

The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: in truth and in uprightness he went with me, and he turned back many from iniquity.

King James 2000

The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[The] instruction of truth was in his mouth, and wickedness was not found on his lips. In peace and in uprightness he walked with me, and he brought back many from sin.

Modern King James verseion

The Law of Truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips. He walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and turned away many from iniquity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The law of truth was in his mouth, and there was no wickedness found in his lips. He walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many one away from their sins.

NET Bible

He taught what was true; sinful words were not found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and integrity, and he turned many people away from sin.

New Heart English Bible

The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many away from iniquity.

The Emphasized Bible

The deliverance of truth, was in his mouth, and, perverseness, was not found in his lips, - In well-doing and in uprightness, walked he with me, and, multitudes, did he turn from iniquity.

Webster

The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and turned many away from iniquity.

World English Bible

The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many away from iniquity.

Youngs Literal Translation

The law of truth hath been in his mouth, And perverseness hath not been found in his lips, In peace and in uprightness he walked with Me, And many he brought back from iniquity.

Interlinear

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

and iniquity
עלה עולה עולה עול עול 
`evel 
Usage: 53

was not found
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

in his lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

he walked
הלך 
Halak 
go, walk, come, ...away, ...along,
Usage: 1545

with me in peace
שׁלם שׁלום 
Shalowm 
Usage: 236

and equity
מישׁר מישׁור 
Miyshowr 
Usage: 23

and did turn
שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

רב 
Rab 
Usage: 458

שׁוּב 
Shuwb 
Usage: 1058

References

Context Readings

An Oracle Against The Temple Priesthood

5 My covenant [on My part with Levi] was to give him life and peace, because [on his part] of the [reverent and worshipful] fear with which [the priests] would revere Me and stand in awe of My name. 6 The law of truth was in [Levi's] mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness and turned many away from iniquity. 7 For the priest's lips should guard and keep pure the knowledge [of My law], and the people should seek (inquire for and require) instruction at his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.



Cross References

Jeremiah 23:22

But if they had stood in My council, then they would have caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them [My people] from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.

Daniel 12:3

And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God) [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever.

James 5:19-20

[My] brethren, if anyone among you strays from the Truth and falls into error and another [person] brings him back [to God],

Genesis 5:21-24

When Enoch was 65 years old, Methuselah was born.

Genesis 6:9

This is the history of the generations of Noah. Noah was a just and righteous man, blameless in his [evil] generation; Noah walked [in habitual fellowship] with God.

Genesis 17:1

When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, I am the Almighty God; walk and live habitually before Me and be perfect (blameless, wholehearted, complete).

Deuteronomy 33:10

[The priests] shall teach Jacob Your ordinances and Israel Your law. They shall put incense before You and whole burnt offerings upon Your altar.

Psalm 37:30

The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks with justice.

Ezekiel 44:23-24

The priests shall teach My people the difference between the holy and the common or profane, and cause them to distinguish between the unclean and the clean.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Matthew 22:16

And they sent their disciples to Him along with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that You are sincere and what You profess to be and that You teach the way of God truthfully, regardless of consequences and being afraid of no man; for You are impartial and do not regard either the person or the position of anyone.

Mark 12:14

And they came up and said to Him, Teacher, we know that You are sincere and what You profess to be, that You cannot lie, and that You have no personal bias for anyone; for You are not influenced by partiality and have no regard for anyone's external condition or position, but in [and on the basis of] truth You teach the way of God. Is it lawful (permissible and right) to give tribute ( poll taxes) to Caesar or not?

Luke 1:6

And they both were righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.

Luke 1:16-17

And he will turn back and cause to return many of the sons of Israel to the Lord their God,

Luke 20:21

They asked Him, Teacher, we know that You speak and teach what is right, and that You show no partiality to anyone but teach the way of God honestly and in truth.

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may thus receive forgiveness and release from their sins and a place and portion among those who are consecrated and purified by faith in Me.

1 Thessalonians 1:9-10

For they themselves volunteer testimony concerning us, telling what an entrance we had among you, and how you turned to God from [your] idols to serve a God Who is alive and true and genuine,

2 Timothy 2:15-16

Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth.

Titus 1:7-9

For the bishop (an overseer) as God's steward must be blameless, not self-willed or arrogant or presumptuous; he must not be quick-tempered or given to drink or pugnacious (brawling, violent); he must not be grasping and greedy for filthy lucre (financial gain);

Revelation 14:5

No lie was found to be upon their lips, for they are blameless (spotless, untainted, without blemish) before the throne of God.

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