Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

The law of Yahweh [is] perfect, reviving life. The testimony of Yahweh [is] firm, 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 (flawless), restoring and refreshing the soul;
The statutes of the Lord are reliable and trustworthy, 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;

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.

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 nothing [is] hidden from its heat. 7 The law of Yahweh [is] perfect, reviving life. The testimony of Yahweh [is] firm, making wise [the] simple. 8 The precepts of Yahweh [are] right, making [the] heart rejoice. The command of Yahweh [is] pure, enlightening [the] eyes.


Cross References

Psalm 111:7

The works of his hands [are] faithfulness and justice; all his precepts [are] reliable.

Psalm 23:3

He restores my life. He leads me in {correct paths} for the sake of his name.

Psalm 93:5

Your testimonies are fully reliable. Holiness is fitting for your house, O Yahweh, {forever}.

Psalm 119:130

The unfolding of your words gives light, giving understanding to [the] simple.

Proverbs 1:4

to give shrewdness to the simple, knowledge and purpose to the young,

Deuteronomy 6:6-9

And these words that I am commanding you {today} shall be on your heart.

Deuteronomy 17:18-20

"{And then} {when he is sitting} on the throne of his kingdom, then he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a scroll {before} the Levitical priests.

Deuteronomy 32:4

The Rock, his work [is] perfect, for all his ways [are] just; [he is] a faithful God, and {without injustice}; righteous and upright [is] he.

Joshua 1:8

The scroll of this law will not depart from your mouth; you will meditate on it day and night so that {you may observe diligently all that is written} in it. For then you will succeed [in] your ways and prosper.

2 Samuel 23:5

Yet not so [is] my house with God, for he made an everlasting covenant for me, arranging everything. He has secured all my deliverance, and all my desire he will cause to happen.

Job 23:12

[From] the commandment of his lips, indeed I have not departed; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily food.

Psalm 18:30

This God--his way [is] blameless. The word of Yahweh [is] flawless. He [is] a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Psalm 78:1-7

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

Psalm 119:9

How can a young man keep his way pure? By taking heed according to your word.

Psalm 119:14

In the way of your testimonies I have rejoiced as [I would] over all riches.

Psalm 119:24

Your testimonies [are] my delight, {my counselors}.

Psalm 119:72

The law of your mouth [is] better to me than thousands of gold and silver [coins].

Psalm 119:96-100

I have seen a limit to every perfection; your command [is] very broad.

Psalm 119:105

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

Psalm 119:111

I have taken as my own your testimonies forever, for they [are] the joy of my heart.

Psalm 119:127-128

Therefore I love your commands more than gold, even fine gold.

Psalm 119:152

Concerning your testimonies, I knew long ago that you have established 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, will you love simplicity? And [how long] will scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge?

Isaiah 8:16

Bind up [the] testimony; seal [the] teaching among my disciples.

Isaiah 8:20

for teaching and for testimony?" {surely they [who] speak like this have no dawn}.

John 3:32-33

What he has seen and heard, this he testifies, and no one accepts his testimony.

John 5:39

You search the scriptures because you think that you have eternal life in them, and it is these that testify about me.

Acts 10:43

To this one all the prophets testify, [that] through his name everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins."

Romans 3:2

Much in every way. For first, that they were entrusted with the oracles of God.

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, so that you may approve what [is] the good and well-pleasing and perfect will of God.

Romans 15:4

For whatever was written beforehand was written for our instruction, in order that through patient endurance and through the encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope.

Colossians 3:16

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

2 Timothy 1:8

Therefore, do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor me his prisoner, but suffer along with [me] for the gospel, according to the power of God,

2 Timothy 2:19

However, the solid foundation of God stands firm, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are his," and "Everyone who names the name of the Lord must abstain from unrighteousness."

2 Timothy 3:15-17

and that from childhood you have known the holy writings that are able [to make] you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 6:18-19

in order that through two unchangeable things, in which [it is] impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge may have powerful encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before [us],

James 1:17

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

James 1:21-25

Therefore, putting aside all moral uncleanness and wicked excess, welcome with humility the implanted message which is able to save your souls.

1 John 5:9-12

If we receive the testimony of people, the testimony of God is greater, because this is the testimony of God that he has testified concerning his Son.

Revelation 19:10

And I fell down before his feet to worship him, and he said to me, "{Do not do that!} I am a fellow slave of you and of your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."

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