Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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 (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.

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 is scattering the wicked, And turneth back on them the wheel. 27 The breath of man is a lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the inner parts of the heart. 28 Kindness and truth keep a king, And he hath supported by kindness his throne.



Cross References

1 Corinthians 2:11

for who of men hath known the things of the man, except the spirit of the man that is in him? so also the things of God no one hath known, except the Spirit of God.

Genesis 2:7

And Jehovah God formeth the man -- dust from the ground, and breatheth into his nostrils breath of life, and the man becometh a living creature.

Job 32:8

Surely a spirit is in man, And the breath of the Mighty One Doth cause them to understand.

Proverbs 20:30

The bandages of a wound thou removest with the evil, Also the plagues of the inner parts of the heart!

Romans 2:15

who do shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also witnessing with them, and between one another the thoughts accusing or else defending,

2 Corinthians 4:2-6

but did renounce for ourselves the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor deceitfully using the word of God, but by the manifestation of the truth recommending ourselves unto every conscience of men, before God;

Hebrews 4:12-13

for the reckoning of God is living, and working, and sharp above every two-edged sword, and piercing unto the dividing asunder both of soul and spirit, of joints also and marrow, and a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart;

1 John 3:19-21

and in this we know that of the truth we are, and before Him we shall assure our hearts,

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