Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of Jehovah 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.

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.

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 His going forth is from the end of the heavens, and his circuit unto the ends of it; and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. 7 The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple; 8 The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes;


Cross References

Psalm 111:7

The works of his hands are truth and judgment; all his precepts are faithful:

Psalm 23:3

He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Psalm 93:5

Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thy house, O Jehovah, for ever.

Psalm 119:130

The entrance of thy words giveth light, giving understanding unto the simple.

Proverbs 1:4

to give prudence to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart;

Deuteronomy 17:18-20

And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests, the Levites;

Deuteronomy 32:4

He is the Rock, his work is perfect, For all his ways are righteousness; A God of faithfulness without deceit, Just and right is he.

Joshua 1:8

This book of the law shall not depart from thy mouth; and thou shalt meditate upon it day and night, that thou mayest take heed to do according to all that is written therein; for then shalt thou have good success in thy ways, and then shalt thou prosper.

2 Samuel 23:5

Although my house be not so before God, Yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, Ordered in every way and sure; For this is all my salvation, and every desire, Although he make it not to grow.

Job 23:12

Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have laid up the words of his mouth more than the purpose of my own heart.

Psalm 18:30

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of Jehovah is tried: he is a shield to all that trust in him.

Psalm 78:1-7

{An instruction. Of Asaph.} Give ear, O my people, to my law; incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 119:9

BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his path? by taking heed according to thy word.

Psalm 119:14

I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all wealth.

Psalm 119:24

Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.

Psalm 119:72

The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.

Psalm 119:96-100

I have seen an end of all perfection: thy commandment is exceeding broad.

Psalm 119:105

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

Psalm 119:111

Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

Psalm 119:127-128

Therefore I love thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold.

Psalm 119:152

From thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou hast founded them for ever.

Psalm 147:19-20

He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.

Proverbs 1:22-23

How long, simple ones, will ye love simpleness, and scorners take pleasure in their scorning, and the foolish hate knowledge?

Isaiah 8:16

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

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and the testimony! If they speak not according to this word, for them there is no daybreak.

John 3:32-33

and what he has seen and has heard, this he testifies; and no one receives his testimony.

John 5:39

Ye search the scriptures, for ye think that in them ye have life eternal, and they it is which bear witness concerning me;

Acts 10:43

To him all the prophets bear witness that every one that believes on him will receive through his name remission of sins.

Romans 3:2

Much every way: and first, indeed, that to them were entrusted the oracles of God.

Romans 12:2

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

Romans 15:4

For as many things as have been written before have been written for our instruction, that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

Colossians 3:16

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

2 Timothy 1:8

Be not therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but suffer evil along with the glad tidings, according to the power of God;

2 Timothy 2:19

Yet the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, The Lord knows those that are his; and, Let every one who names the name of the Lord withdraw from iniquity.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and that from a child thou hast known the sacred letters, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 6:18-19

that by two unchangeable things, in which it was impossible that God should lie, we might have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us,

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift comes down from above, from the Father of lights, with whom is no variation nor shadow of turning.

James 1:21-25

Wherefore, laying aside all filthiness and abounding of wickedness, accept with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

1 John 5:9-12

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater. For this is the witness of God which he has witnessed concerning his Son.

Revelation 19:10

And I fell before his feet to do him homage. And he says to me, See thou do it not. I am thy fellow-bondman, and the fellow-bondman of thy brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Do homage to God. For the spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus.

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