Parallel Verses

Amplified

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

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,
renewing one’s life;
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.

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 going forth is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the ends of it; and nothing [yes, no one] is hidden from the heat of it. 7 The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the [whole] person; 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 and bright, enlightening the eyes.


Cross References

Psalm 111:7

The works of His hands are [absolute] truth and justice [faithful and right]; and all His decrees and precepts are sure (fixed, established, and trustworthy).

Psalm 23:3

He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him -- "not for my earning it, but] for His name's sake.

Psalm 93:5

Your testimonies are very sure; holiness [apparent in separation from sin, with simple trust and hearty obedience] is becoming to Your house, O Lord, forever.

Psalm 119:130

The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding (discernment and comprehension) to the simple.

Proverbs 1:4

That prudence may be given to the simple, and knowledge, discretion, and discernment to the youth -- "

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be [first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then]

Deuteronomy 17:18-20

And when he sits on his royal throne, he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, out of what is before the Levitical priests.

Deuteronomy 32:4

He is the Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are law and justice. A God of faithfulness without breach or deviation, just and right is He.

Joshua 1:8

This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success.

2 Samuel 23:5

Truly does not my house stand so with God? For He has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure. For will He not cause to prosper all my help and my desire?

Job 23:12

I have not gone back from the commandment of His lips; I have esteemed and treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 18:30

As for God, His way is perfect! The word of the Lord is tested and tried; He is a shield to all those who take refuge and put their trust in Him.

Psalm 78:1-7

Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 119:9

How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed and keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to it].

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 and my counselors.

Psalm 119:72

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

Psalm 119:96-100

I have seen that everything [human] has its limits and end [no matter how extensive, noble, and excellent]; but Your commandment is exceedingly broad and extends without limits [into eternity].

Psalm 119:105

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

Psalm 119:111

Your testimonies have I taken as a heritage forever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

Psalm 119:127-128

Therefore I love Your commandments more than [resplendent] gold, yes, more than [perfectly] refined gold.

Psalm 119:152

Of old have I known Your testimonies, and for a long time, [therefore it is a thoroughly established conviction] that You have founded them forever.

Psalm 147:19-20

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

Proverbs 1:22-23

How long, O simple ones [open to evil], will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and [self-confident] fools hate knowledge?

Isaiah 8:16

Bind up the testimony, seal the law and the teaching among my [Isaiah's] disciples.

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.

John 3:32-33

It is to what He has [actually] seen and heard that He bears testimony, and yet no one accepts His testimony [no one receives His evidence as true].

John 5:39

You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these [very Scriptures] testify about Me!

Acts 10:43

To Him all the prophets testify (bear witness) that everyone who believes in Him [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him, giving himself up to Him] receives forgiveness of sins through His name.

Romans 3:2

Much in every way. To begin with, to the Jews were entrusted the oracles (the brief communications, the intentions, the utterances) of God.

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

Romans 15:4

For whatever was thus written in former days was written for our instruction, that by [our steadfast and patient] endurance and the encouragement [drawn] from the Scriptures we might hold fast to and cherish hope.

Colossians 3:16

Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts.

2 Timothy 1:8

Do not blush or be ashamed then, to testify to and for our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for His sake, but [ with me] take your share of the suffering [to which the preaching] of the Gospel [may expose you, and do it] in the power of God.

2 Timothy 2:19

But the firm foundation of (laid by) God stands, sure and unshaken, bearing this seal (inscription): The Lord knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names [himself by] the name of the Lord give up all iniquity and stand aloof from it.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

And how from your childhood you have had a knowledge of and been acquainted with the sacred Writings, which are able to instruct you and give you the understanding for salvation which comes through faith in Christ Jesus [through the leaning of the entire human personality on God in Christ Jesus in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness].

Hebrews 6:18-19

This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us].

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect ( free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].

James 1:21-25

So get rid of all uncleanness and the rampant outgrowth of wickedness, and in a humble (gentle, modest) spirit receive and welcome the Word which implanted and rooted [in your hearts] contains the power to save your souls.

1 John 5:9-12

If we accept [as we do] the testimony of men [if we are willing to take human authority], the testimony of God is greater (of stronger authority), for this is the testimony of God, even the witness which He has borne regarding His Son.

Revelation 19:10

Then I fell prostrate at his feet to worship (to pay divine honors) to him, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God! For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose, including both mine and yours].

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