Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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

A person's breath is the lamp of the Lord, searching the innermost parts.

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.

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 winnows the wicked, and he will drive a wheel over them. 27 The lamp of Yahweh [is] the spirit of humankind, he who searches every {innermost part}. 28 Loyalty and faithfulness will preserve a king, and he is upheld with the righteousness of his throne.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 2:11

For who among men knows the things of a man, except the spirit of the man that [is] in him? Thus also no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

Genesis 2:7

when Yahweh God formed the man [of] dust from the ground, and he blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Job 32:8

"Truly, it [is] a spirit in a human being, and the breath of Shaddai teaches them.

Proverbs 20:30

The blows of a wound will cleanse evil, as will beatings of the {innermost part}.

Romans 2:15

who show the work of the law written on their hearts, their conscience bearing witness and their thoughts [one] after another accusing or even defending them

2 Corinthians 4:2-6

but we have renounced shameful hidden things, not behaving with craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but with the open proclamation of the truth commending ourselves to every person's conscience before God.

Hebrews 4:12-13

For the word of God [is] living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, both joints and marrow, and able to judge the reflections and thoughts of the heart.

1 John 3:19-21

By this we know that we are of the truth and will convince our heart before him,

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