The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life
To give to His people the knowledge of salvation By the forgiveness of their sins,
Nun. Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,
“How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.
to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.’
“ Whoever is naive, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks understanding she says,
For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
For God, who said, “ Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
But all things become visible when they are exposed by the light, for everything that becomes visible is light.
and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
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.