Parallel Verses

World English Bible

The spirit of man is Yahweh's lamp, 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.

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.

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 out the wicked, and drives the threshing wheel over them. 27 The spirit of man is Yahweh's lamp, searching all his innermost parts. 28 Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 2:11

For who among men knows the things of a man, except the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so, no one knows the things of God, except God's Spirit.

Genesis 2:7

Yahweh God formed man from 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

Wounding blows cleanse away evil, and beatings purge the innermost parts.

Romans 2:15

in that they show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience testifying with them, and their thoughts among themselves accusing or else excusing them)

2 Corinthians 4:2-6

But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

Hebrews 4:12-13

For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

1 John 3:19-21

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

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