Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For the commandment is fire, and the law is light; and reproofs of chastening 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:

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:

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 thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. 23 For the commandment is fire, and the law is light; and reproofs of chastening are the way of life, 24 to keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.


Cross References

Psalm 119:105

NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my way.

Psalm 19:8

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

Leviticus 19:17

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart; thou shalt rebuke thy neighbour in sincerity, that thou not bear sin for him.

Psalm 119:98-100

Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies, for they are eternal unto me.

Psalm 141:5

Let the righteous smite me in mercy, and let him reprove me: and let not a flattering evil prince anoint my head, for my prayer shall ever be against his evil.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those that lay hold upon her, and blessed is every one that retains her.

Proverbs 4:4

He taught me and said unto me, Sustain thine heart with my words; keep my commandments, and live.

Proverbs 4:13

Take fast hold of chastening; do not let go; keep this; for it is thy life.

Proverbs 5:12

and say, How have I hated chastening and my heart despised reproof

Proverbs 15:24

The way of life is uphill to the wise, that he may separate himself from Sheol below.

Proverbs 15:31

The ear that hears the reproof of life shall abide among the wise.

Proverbs 29:15

The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself shall bring his mother to shame.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Jeremiah 21:8

And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus hath the LORD said: Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.

2 Peter 1:19

We have also the most sure word of the prophets, unto which ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts,

Revelation 2:5

Remember, therefore, from where thou art fallen and repent and do the first works, or else I will come unto thee quickly and will remove thy lampstand out of its place, except thou repent.

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