Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

The spirit of man [that factor in human personality which proceeds immediately from God] is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The spirit of man is the fire of the LORD, which searches the secrets of the inward parts.

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.

Verse Picture

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 separates out the wicked
and drives the threshing wheel over them.
27 The Lord’s lamp sheds light on a person’s life,
searching the innermost parts.
28 Loyalty and faithfulness deliver a king;
through loyalty he maintains his throne.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 2:11

For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? In the same way, no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

Genesis 2:7

Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.

Job 32:8

But it is a spirit in man
and the breath of the Almighty
that give him understanding.

Proverbs 20:30

Lashes and wounds purge away evil,
and beatings cleanse the innermost parts.

Romans 2:15

They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts. Their consciences confirm this. Their competing thoughts will either accuse or excuse them

2 Corinthians 4:2-6

Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God’s message, but commending ourselves to every person’s conscience in God’s sight by an open display of the truth.

Hebrews 4:12-13

For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.

1 John 3:19-21

This is how we will know we belong to the truth and will convince our conscience in His presence,

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