Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

King James Version

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Holman Bible

The instruction of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, making the inexperienced wise.

International Standard Version

The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring life. The testimony of the LORD is steadfast, making foolish people wise.

A Conservative Version

The law of LORD is perfect, restoring the soul. The testimony of LORD is sure, making a simple man wise.

American Standard Version

The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul: The testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple.

Amplified

The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

Bible in Basic English

The law of the Lord is good, giving new life to the soul: the witness of the Lord is certain, giving wisdom to the foolish.

Darby Translation

The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Julia Smith Translation

The law of Jehovah is blameless, turning back the soul; the testimonies of Jehovah being faithful, making wise the simple.

King James 2000

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The law of Yahweh [is] perfect, reviving life. The testimony of Yahweh [is] firm, making wise [the] simple.

Modern King James verseion

The Law of Jehovah is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of Jehovah is sure, making the simple wise.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The law of the LORD is an undefiled law, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, and giveth wisdom unto simple.

NET Bible

The law of the Lord is perfect and preserves one's life. The rules set down by the Lord are reliable and impart wisdom to the inexperienced.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD's Law is perfect, restoring the soul. The LORD's testimony is sure, making wise the simple.

The Emphasized Bible

The, law of Yahweh, is complete, Bringing back the soul, The, testimony of Yahweh, is confirmed, Making wise the simple;

Webster

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

World English Bible

Yahweh's law is perfect, restoring the soul. Yahweh's testimony is sure, making wise the simple.

Youngs Literal Translation

The law of Jehovah is perfect, refreshing the soul, The testimonies of Jehovah are stedfast, Making wise the simple,

Context Readings

The Witness Of Creation And Scripture

6 Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat. 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.


Cross References

Psalm 111:7

The works of His hands are truth and justice; All His precepts are sure.

Psalm 23:3

He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name's sake.

Psalm 93:5

Your testimonies are fully confirmed; Holiness befits Your house, O LORD, forevermore.

Psalm 119:130

The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.

Proverbs 1:4

To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

"These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.

Deuteronomy 17:18-20

"Now it shall come about when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests.

Deuteronomy 32:4

"The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

Joshua 1:8

"This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.

2 Samuel 23:5

"Truly is not my house so with God? For He has made an everlasting covenant with me, Ordered in all things, and secured; For all my salvation and all my desire, Will He not indeed make it grow?

Job 23:12

"I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 18:30

As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

Psalm 78:1-7

Listen, O my people, to my instruction; Incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 119:9

How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.

Psalm 119:14

I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches.

Psalm 119:24

Your testimonies also are my delight; They are my counselors.

Psalm 119:72

The law of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Psalm 119:96-100

I have seen a limit to all perfection; Your commandment is exceedingly broad.

Psalm 119:105

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

Psalm 119:111

I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.

Psalm 119:127-128

Therefore I love Your commandments Above gold, yes, above fine gold.

Psalm 119:152

Of old I have known from Your testimonies That You have founded them forever.

Psalm 147:19-20

He declares His words to Jacob, His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.

Proverbs 1:22-23

"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?

Isaiah 8:16

Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

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.

John 3:32-33

"What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.

John 5:39

"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me;

Acts 10:43

"Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins."

Romans 3:2

Great in every respect. First of all, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 15:4

For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

2 Timothy 1:8

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness."

2 Timothy 3:15-17

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.

Hebrews 6:18-19

so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.

James 1:17

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.

James 1:21-25

Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.

1 John 5:9-12

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son.

Revelation 19:10

Then I fell at his feet to worship him But he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."



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