Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

Holman Bible

The instruction of the Lord is perfect,
renewing one’s life;
the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,
making the inexperienced 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 circuit is from one end of the sky to the other, and nothing is hidden from its heat. 7 The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring life. The testimony of the LORD is steadfast, making foolish people wise. 8 The precepts of the LORD are upright, making the heart rejoice. The commandment of the LORD is pure, giving light to the eyes.


Cross References

Psalm 111:7

Whatever he does is reliable and just, and all his precepts are trustworthy,

Psalm 23:3

He revives my life; he leads me in pathways that are righteous for the sake of his name.

Psalm 93:5

Your decrees are very trustworthy, and holiness always befits your house, LORD.

Psalm 119:130

The disclosure of your words illuminates, providing understanding to the simple.

Proverbs 1:4

for giving prudence to the naive, and knowledge and discretion to the young.

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

Let these words that I'm commanding you today be always on your heart.

Deuteronomy 17:18-20

When he occupies his royal throne, he must make a copy of this Law for himself from a scroll used by the Levitical priests.

Deuteronomy 32:4

Flawless is the work of the Rock, because all his ways are just. A faithful God never unjust righteous and upright is he.

Joshua 1:8

This set of instructions is not to cease being a part of your conversations. Meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to carry out everything that's written in it, for then you'll prosper and succeed.

2 Samuel 23:5

Is not my dynasty like this with God? Has he not made an eternal covenant with me, preparing every detail of it? And he has made it secure, including my complete salvation, has he not? He has been of continual help, has he not, even with respect to all of my desires?

Job 23:12

I haven't wandered away from the commands that he has spoken; I've treasured what he has said more than my own meals."

Psalm 18:30

As for God, his way is upright; the word of God is pure; he is a shield to all those who take refuge in him.

Psalm 78:1-7

Listen, my people, to my instruction. Hear the words of my mouth.

Psalm 119:9

How can a young man keep his behavior pure? By guarding it in accordance with your word.

Psalm 119:14

I find joy in the path of your decrees, as if I owned all kinds of riches.

Psalm 119:24

I take joy in your decrees, for they are my counselors. Daleth

Psalm 119:72

Instruction that comes from you is better for me than thousands of gold and silver coins. Yod

Psalm 119:96-100

I have observed that all things have their limit, but your commandment is very broad. Mem

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my pathway.

Psalm 119:111

I have inherited your decrees forever, because they are the joy of my heart.

Psalm 119:127-128

I truly love your commands more than gold, including fine gold.

Psalm 119:152

I discovered long ago about your decrees that you have confirmed them forever. Resh

Psalm 147:19-20

He declares his words to Jacob, his statutes and decrees to Israel.

Proverbs 1:22-23

"You naive ones, how long will you love naivety And how long will scoffers delight in scoffing or fools hate knowledge?"

Isaiah 8:16

"Bind up the testimony, and seal up the teaching among my disciples.

Isaiah 8:20

for instruction and for testimony? Surely they are speaking like this because the truth hasn't dawned on them.

John 3:32-33

He testifies about what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony.

John 5:39

You examine the Scriptures carefully because you suppose that in them you have eternal life. Yet they testify about me.

Acts 10:43

All the prophets testify to this: everyone who believes in Jesus receives forgiveness of sins through his name."

Romans 3:2

There are all kinds of advantages! First of all, the Jews have been entrusted with the utterances of God.

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God's will is what is proper, pleasing, and perfect.

Romans 15:4

For everything that was written long ago was written to instruct us, so that we might have hope through the endurance and encouragement that the Scriptures give us.

Colossians 3:16

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

2 Timothy 1:8

Therefore, never be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, his prisoner. Instead, by God's power, join me in suffering for the sake of the gospel.

2 Timothy 2:19

However, God's solid foundation still stands. It has this inscription on it: "The Lord knows those who belong to him," and "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must turn away from evil."

2 Timothy 3:15-17

From infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures that are able to give you the wisdom you need for salvation through faith in the Messiah Jesus.

Hebrews 6:18-19

so that by these two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to prove false, we who have taken refuge in him might be encouraged to seize the hope set before us.

James 1:17

Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.

James 1:21-25

Therefore, rid yourselves of everything impure and every expression of wickedness, and with a gentle spirit welcome the word planted in you that can save your souls.

1 John 5:9-12

If we accept human testimony, God's testimony is greater, because it is the testimony of God and because he has testified about his Son.

Revelation 19:10

I bowed down at his feet to worship him, but he told me, "Don't do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who rely on what Jesus is saying. Worship God, because what Jesus is saying is the spirit of prophecy!"

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