Parallel Verses

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,

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 command is a lamp, teaching is a light,
and corrective discipline is 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:

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,

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

are the way
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

References

Easton

Morish

Context Readings

Commandment And Instruction As Guardians

22 When you go, they [the words of your parents' God] shall lead you; when you sleep, they shall keep you; and when you waken, they shall talk with you. 23 For the commandment is a lamp, and the whole teaching [of the law] is light, and reproofs of discipline are the way of life, 24 To keep you from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a loose woman.


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 and bright, enlightening the eyes.

Leviticus 19:17

You shall not hate your brother in your heart; but you shall surely rebuke your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.

Psalm 119:98-100

You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies, for [Your words] are ever before me.

Psalm 141:5

Let the righteous man smite and correct me -- "it is a kindness. Oil so choice let not my head refuse or discourage; for even in their evils or calamities shall my prayer continue.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold on her; and happy (blessed, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who holds her fast.

Proverbs 4:4

He taught me and said to me, Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments and live.

Proverbs 4:13

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

Proverbs 5:12

And you say, How I hated instruction and discipline, and my heart despised reproof!

Proverbs 15:24

The path of the wise leads upward to life, that he may avoid [the gloom] in the depths of Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead).

Proverbs 15:31

The ear that listens to the reproof [that leads to or gives] life will remain among the wise.

Proverbs 29:15

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left undisciplined brings his mother to shame.

Isaiah 8:20

[Direct such people] to the teaching and to the testimony! If their teachings are not in accord with this word, it is surely because there is no dawn and no morning for them.

Jeremiah 21:8

And to this people you [Jeremiah] shall say, Thus says the Lord: Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.

2 Peter 1:19

And we have the prophetic word [made] firmer still. You will do well to pay close attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dismal (squalid and dark) place, until the day breaks through [the gloom] and the Morning Star rises ( comes into being) in your hearts.

Revelation 2:5

Remember then from what heights you have fallen. Repent (change the inner man to meet God's will) and do the works you did previously [when first you knew the Lord], or else I will visit you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you change your mind and repent.

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