Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

The spirit of man is the lamp of LORD, searching all his innermost parts.

New American Standard Bible

The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord,
Searching all the innermost parts of his being.

King James Version

The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Holman Bible

The Lord’s lamp sheds light on a person’s life,
searching the innermost parts.

International Standard Version

A person's spirit is the lamp of the LORD; it searches throughout one's innermost being.

American Standard Version

The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah, Searching all his innermost parts.

Amplified


The spirit (conscience) of man is the lamp of the Lord,
Searching and examining all the innermost parts of his being.

Bible in Basic English

The Lord keeps watch over the spirit of man, searching all the deepest parts of the body.

Darby Translation

Man's spirit is the lamp of Jehovah, searching all the inner parts of the belly.

Julia Smith Translation

The light of Jehovah is the breath of man, searching all the chambers of the belly.

King James 2000

The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inner depths of the heart.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The lamp of Yahweh [is] the spirit of humankind, he who searches every {innermost part}.

Modern King James verseion

The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The lantern of the LORD is the breath of man; and goeth through all the inward parts of the body.

NET Bible

The human spirit is like the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts.

New Heart English Bible

The spirit of man is the LORD's lamp, searching all his innermost parts.

The Emphasized Bible

The lamp of Yahweh, is the spirit of a son of earth, searching all the chambers of the inner man.

Webster

The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

World English Bible

The spirit of man is Yahweh's lamp, searching all his innermost parts.

Youngs Literal Translation

The breath of man is a lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the inner parts of the heart.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נשׁמה 
N@shamah 
Usage: 24

of man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

is the candle
נרה נר ניר נר ניר 
Niyr 
Usage: 48

of the Lord

Usage: 0

חפשׂ 
Chaphas 
Usage: 23

Devotionals

Devotionals about Proverbs 20:27

Devotionals containing Proverbs 20:27

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Watsons

Images Proverbs 20:27

Prayers for Proverbs 20:27

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

26 A wise king winnows the wicked, and brings the wheel over them. 27 The spirit of man is the lamp of LORD, searching all his innermost parts. 28 Kindness and truth preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by kindness.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 2:11

For what man knows the things of the man, except the spirit of the man in him? And so nobody knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

Genesis 2:7

And LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul.

Job 32:8

But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

Proverbs 20:30

Stripes that wound cleanse away evil, and strokes, the innermost parts.

Romans 2:15

Who show the work of the law written in their hearts, testifying of their conscience, and their thoughts amidst each other accusing or also defending them

2 Corinthians 4:2-6

But we have renounced the covert things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor misrepresenting the word of God, but by the disclosure of the truth, commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God.

Hebrews 4:12-13

For the word of God is living, and potent, and sharper, above every two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division both of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and discernible of the thoughts and intentions of the hear

1 John 3:19-21

And by this we know that we are of the truth, and will assure our hearts before him.

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