Parallel Verses

Amplified


Keep my commandments and live,
And keep my teaching and law as the apple of your eye.

New American Standard Bible

Keep my commandments and live,
And my teaching as the apple of your eye.

King James Version

Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

Holman Bible

Keep my commands and live;
protect my teachings
as the pupil of your eye.

International Standard Version

Keep my commands and you'll live. Guard my teaching as you do your eyesight.

A Conservative Version

Keep my commandments and live, and my law as the apple of thine eye.

American Standard Version

Keep my commandments and live; And my law as the apple of thine eye.

Bible in Basic English

Keep my rules and you will have life; let my teaching be to you as the light of your eyes;

Darby Translation

Keep my commandments, and live; and my teaching, as the apple of thine eye.

Julia Smith Translation

Watch my commands, and live; and my law as the pupil of thine eyes.

King James 2000

Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of your eye.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Keep my commands and live, and my teaching like [the] {apple of your eye}.

Modern King James verseion

Keep my commandments and live; and keep my law as the pupil of your eye.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Keep my commandments and my law, even as the apple of thine eye, and thou shalt live.

NET Bible

Keep my commands so that you may live, and obey my instruction as your most prized possession.

New Heart English Bible

Keep my commandments and live. Guard my teaching as the apple of your eye.

The Emphasized Bible

Keep my commandments and live, and mine instruction, as the pupil of thine eye;

Webster

Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thy eye.

World English Bible

Keep my commandments and live! Guard my teaching as the apple of your eye.

Youngs Literal Translation

Keep my commands, and live, And my law as the pupil of thine eye.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

מצוה 
Mitsvah 
Usage: 181

and live
חיה 
Chayah 
Usage: 264

and my law
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
law
Usage: 219

as the apple
אישׁון 
'iyshown 
Usage: 5

References

Context Readings

Warning Against The Strange Woman

1 My son, keep my words
And treasure my commandments within you [so they are readily available to guide you].
2 
Keep my commandments and live,
And keep my teaching and law as the apple of your eye.
3
Bind them [securely] on your fingers;
Write them on the tablet of your heart.


Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:10


“He found him in a desert land,
In the howling wasteland of a wilderness;
He kept circling him, He took care of him,
He protected him as the apple of His eye.

Psalm 17:8


Keep me [in Your affectionate care, protect me] as the apple of Your eye;
Hide me in the [protective] shadow of Your wings

Proverbs 4:4


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

Zechariah 2:8

For thus says the Lord of hosts, “After glory He has sent Me against the nations which plunder you—for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.

Leviticus 18:5

So you shall keep My statutes and My judgments, by which, if a person keeps them, he shall live; I am the Lord.

Proverbs 4:13


Take hold of instruction; [actively seek it, grip it firmly and] do not let go.
Guard her, for she is your life.

Isaiah 55:3


“Incline your ear [to listen] and come to Me;
Hear, so that your soul may live;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
According to the faithful mercies [promised and] shown to David.

John 12:49-50

For I have never spoken on My own initiative or authority, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment regarding what to say and what to speak.

John 14:21

The person who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him [I will make Myself real to him].”

John 15:14

You are my friends if you keep on doing what I command you.

1 John 2:3-4

And this is how we know [daily, by experience] that we have come to know Him [to understand Him and be more deeply acquainted with Him]: if we habitually keep [focused on His precepts and obey] His commandments (teachings).

1 John 5:1-3

Everyone who believes [with a deep, abiding trust in the fact] that Jesus is the Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) is born of God [that is, reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose], and everyone who loves the Father also loves the child born of Him.

Revelation 22:14

Blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired) are those who wash their robes [in the blood of Christ by believing and trusting in Him—the righteous who do His commandments], so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.

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