Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life

King James Version

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Holman Bible

For a commandment is a lamp, teaching is a light, and corrective instructions are the way to life.

International Standard Version

Because the command is a lamp and the Law a light, rebukes that discipline are a way of life

A Conservative Version

For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life,

American Standard Version

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; And reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Amplified

For the commandment is a lamp, and the whole teaching [of the law] is light, and reproofs of discipline are the way of life,

Bible in Basic English

For the rule is a light, and the teaching a shining light; and the guiding words of training are the way of life.

Darby Translation

For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the commandment is fire, and the law is light; and reproofs of chastening are the way of life,

Julia Smith Translation

For the command is a lamp, and the law a light; and the way of life the reproof of instruction:

King James 2000

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Lexham Expanded Bible

For [like] a lamp [is] a commandment, and instruction [is] light, and the way of life [is the] reproof of discipline,

Modern King James verseion

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the commandment is a lantern, and the law a light: yea, chastening and nurture is the way of life:

NET Bible

For the commandments are like a lamp, instruction is like a light, and rebukes of discipline are like the road leading to life,

New Heart English Bible

For the commandment is a lamp, and the Law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,

New simplified Bible

For the commandment is a lamp. The law is light. Reproofs for instruction are the way of life.

The Emphasized Bible

For, a lamp, is the commandment, and, the instruction, a light, and, the way of life, are the reproofs of correction:

Webster

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

World English Bible

For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,

Youngs Literal Translation

For a lamp is the command, And the law a light, And a way of life are reproofs of instruction,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מצוה 
Mitsvah 
Usage: 181

is a lamp
נרה נר ניר נר ניר 
Niyr 
Usage: 48

and the law
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
law
Usage: 219

is light
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

and reproofs
תּוכחת תּוכחה 
Towkechah 
Usage: 28

מוּסר 
Muwcar 
Usage: 50

are the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

References

Easton

Morish

Context Readings

Commandment And Instruction As Guardians

22 When you walk about, they will guide you; When you sleep, they will watch over you; And when you awake, they will talk to you. 23 For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life 24 To keep you from the evil woman, From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.


Cross References

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.

Psalm 19:8

The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Leviticus 19:17

'You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.

Psalm 119:98-100

Your commandments make me wiser than my enemies, For they are ever mine.

Psalm 141:5

Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.

Proverbs 4:4

Then he taught me and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; Keep my commandments and live;

Proverbs 4:13

Take hold of instruction; do not let go Guard her, for she is your life.

Proverbs 5:12

And you say, "How I have hated instruction! And my heart spurned reproof!

Proverbs 15:24

The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below.

Proverbs 15:31

He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof Will dwell among the wise.

Proverbs 29:15

The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.

Jeremiah 21:8

"You shall also say to this people, 'Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.

2 Peter 1:19

So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts.

Revelation 2:5

'Therefore remember from where you have fallen, and repent and do the deeds you did at first; or else I am coming to you and will remove your lampstand out of its place--unless you repent.



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