Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

The instruction of the Lord is perfect,
renewing one’s life;
the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,
making the inexperienced wise.

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.

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 It rises from one end of the heavens
and circles to their other end;
nothing is hidden from its heat.
7 The instruction of the Lord is perfect,
renewing one’s life;
the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,
making the inexperienced wise.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right,
making the heart glad;
the command of the Lord is radiant,
making the eyes light up.


Cross References

Psalm 111:7

The works of His hands are truth and justice;
all His instructions are trustworthy.

Psalm 23:3

He renews my life;
He leads me along the right paths
for His name’s sake.

Psalm 93:5

Lord, Your testimonies are completely reliable;
holiness is the beauty of Your house
for all the days to come.

Psalm 119:130

The revelation of Your words brings light
and gives understanding to the inexperienced.

Proverbs 1:4

for teaching shrewdness to the inexperienced,
knowledge and discretion to a young man—

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.

Deuteronomy 17:18-20

When he is seated on his royal throne, he is to write a copy of this instruction for himself on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests.

Deuteronomy 32:4

The Rock—His work is perfect;
all His ways are entirely just.
A faithful God, without prejudice,
He is righteous and true.

Joshua 1:8

This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to recite it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do.

2 Samuel 23:5

Is it not true my house is with God?
For He has established an everlasting covenant with me,
ordered and secured in every detail.
Will He not bring about
my whole salvation and my every desire?

Job 23:12

I have not departed from the commands of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth
more than my daily food.

Psalm 18:30

God—His way is perfect;
the word of the Lord is pure.
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.

Psalm 78:1-7

A Maskil of Asaph.My people, hear my instruction;
listen to what I say.

Psalm 119:9

?BetHow can a young man keep his way pure?
By keeping Your word.

Psalm 119:14

I rejoice in the way revealed by Your decrees
as much as in all riches.

Psalm 119:24

Your decrees are my delight
and my counselors.

Psalm 119:72

Instruction from Your lips is better for me
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

Psalm 119:96-100

I have seen a limit to all perfection,
but Your command is without limit.

Psalm 119:105

?NunYour word is a lamp for my feet
and a light on my path.

Psalm 119:111

I have Your decrees as a heritage forever;
indeed, they are the joy of my heart.

Psalm 119:127-128

Since I love Your commands
more than gold, even the purest gold,

Psalm 119:152

Long ago I learned from Your decrees
that You have established them forever.

Psalm 147:19-20

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

Proverbs 1:22-23

“How long, foolish ones, will you love ignorance?
How long will you mockers enjoy mocking
and you fools hate knowledge?

Isaiah 8:16

Bind up the testimony.
Seal up the instruction among my disciples.

Isaiah 8:20

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, there will be no dawn for them.

John 3:32-33

He testifies to what He has seen and heard, yet no one accepts His testimony.

John 5:39

You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, yet they testify about Me.

Acts 10:43

All the prophets testify about Him that through His name everyone who believes in Him will receive forgiveness of sins.”

Romans 3:2

Considerable in every way. First, they were entrusted with the spoken words of God.

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Romans 15:4

For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures.

Colossians 3:16

Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God.

2 Timothy 1:8

So don’t be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, or of me His prisoner. Instead, share in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God.

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, having this inscription:The Lord knows those who are His, and
Everyone who names the name of the Lord
must turn away from unrighteousness.

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and you know that from childhood you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are able to give you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 6:18-19

so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to seize the hope set before us.

James 1:17

Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.

James 1:21-25

Therefore, ridding yourselves of all moral filth and evil, humbly receive the implanted word, which is able to save you.

1 John 5:9-12

If we accept the testimony of men, God’s testimony is greater, because it is God’s testimony that He has given about His Son.

Revelation 19:10

Then I fell at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow slave with you and your brothers who have the testimony about Jesus. Worship God, because the testimony about Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

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