Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

The precepts of the Lord are right,
making the heart glad;
the command of the Lord is radiant,
making the eyes light up.

New American Standard Bible

The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

King James Version

The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

International Standard Version

The precepts of the LORD are upright, making the heart rejoice. The commandment of the LORD is pure, giving light to the eyes.

A Conservative Version

The precepts of LORD are right, rejoicing the heart. The commandment of LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

American Standard Version

The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart: The commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Amplified


The precepts of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Bible in Basic English

The orders of the Lord are right, making glad the heart: the rule of the Lord is holy, giving light to the eyes.

Darby Translation

The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes;

Julia Smith Translation

The mandates of Jehovah are straight, rejoicing the heart: the command of Jehovah pure, enlightening the eyes.

King James 2000

The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The precepts of Yahweh [are] right, making [the] heart rejoice. The command of Yahweh [is] pure, enlightening [the] eyes.

Modern King James verseion

The Precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart; the Commandments of Jehovah are pure, giving light to the eyes.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The statutes of the LORD are right, and rejoice the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, and giveth light unto the eyes.

NET Bible

The Lord's precepts are fair and make one joyful. The Lord's commands are pure and give insight for life.

New Heart English Bible

The LORD's precepts are right, rejoicing the heart. The LORD's commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes.

The Emphasized Bible

The precepts of Yahweh, are right, Rejoicing the heart, The, commandment of Yahweh, is pure, Enlightening the eyes;

Webster

The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

World English Bible

Yahweh's precepts are right, rejoicing the heart. Yahweh's commandment is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Youngs Literal Translation

The precepts of Jehovah are upright, Rejoicing the heart, The command of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes,

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Context Readings

The Witness Of Creation And Scripture

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.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever;
the ordinances of the Lord are reliable
and altogether righteous.


Cross References

Psalm 12:6

The words of the Lord are pure words,
like silver refined in an earthen furnace,
purified seven times.

Psalm 119:128

I carefully follow all Your precepts
and hate every false way.

Psalm 13:3

Consider me and answer, Lord my God.
Restore brightness to my eyes;
otherwise, I will sleep in death.

Psalm 119:14

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

Psalm 119:80

May my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes
so that I will not be put to shame.

Psalm 119:105

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

Genesis 26:5

because Abraham listened to My voice and kept My mandate, My commands, My statutes, and My instructions.”

Exodus 18:16

Whenever they have a dispute, it comes to me, and I make a decision between one man and another. I teach them God’s statutes and laws.”

Deuteronomy 4:5-6

Look, I have taught you statutes and ordinances as the Lord my God has commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to possess.

Deuteronomy 12:11-12

then Yahweh your God will choose the place to have His name dwell. Bring there everything I command you: your burnt offerings, sacrifices, offerings of the tenth, personal contributions, and all your choice offerings you vow to the Lord.

Deuteronomy 16:11

Rejoice before Yahweh your God in the place where He chooses to have His name dwell—you, your son and daughter, your male and female slave, the Levite within your gates, as well as the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow among you.

Deuteronomy 16:14

Rejoice during your festival—you, your son and daughter, your male and female slave, as well as the Levite, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow within your gates.

Nehemiah 9:13

You came down on Mount Sinai,
and spoke to them from heaven.
You gave them impartial ordinances, reliable instructions,
and good statutes and commands.

Psalm 40:8

I delight to do Your will, my God;
Your instruction lives within me.”

Psalm 105:45

All this happened
so that they might keep His statutes
and obey His instructions.
Hallelujah!

Psalm 119:12

Lord, may You be praised;
teach me Your statutes.

Psalm 119:16

I will delight in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word.

Psalm 119:24

Your decrees are my delight
and my counselors.

Psalm 119:40

How I long for Your precepts!
Give me life through Your righteousness.

Psalm 119:54

Your statutes are the theme of my song
during my earthly life.

Psalm 119:92

If Your instruction had not been my delight,
I would have died in my affliction.

Psalm 119:98-100

Your commands make me wiser than my enemies,
for they are always with me.

Psalm 119:121

ע AyinI have done what is just and right;
do not leave me to my oppressors.

Psalm 119:130

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

Psalm 119:143

Trouble and distress have overtaken me,
but Your commands are my delight.

Psalm 119:171

My lips pour out praise,
for You teach me Your statutes.

Proverbs 2:6

For the Lord gives wisdom;
from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 6:23

For a command is a lamp, teaching is a light,
and corrective discipline is the way to life.

Proverbs 30:5

Every word of God is pure;
He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.

Isaiah 64:5

You welcome the one who joyfully does what is right;
they remember You in Your ways.
But we have sinned, and You were angry.
How can we be saved if we remain in our sins?

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found, and I ate them.
Your words became a delight to me
and the joy of my heart,
for I am called by Your name,
Yahweh God of Hosts.

Ezekiel 36:27

I will place My Spirit within you and cause you to follow My statutes and carefully observe My ordinances.

Romans 2:17-20

Now if you call yourself a Jew, and rest in the law, boast in God,

Romans 3:20

For no one will be justified in His sight by the works of the law, because the knowledge of sin comes through the law.

Romans 7:7

What should we say then? Is the law sin? Absolutely not! On the contrary, I would not have known sin if it were not for the law. For example, I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, Do not covet.

Romans 7:12-14

So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.

Romans 7:22

For in my inner self I joyfully agree with God’s law.

Galatians 2:19

For through the law I have died to the law, so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ

Galatians 3:10-13

For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, because it is written: Everyone who does not continue doing everything written in the book of the law is cursed.

Galatians 3:21

Is the law therefore contrary to God’s promises? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly be by the law.

Nehemiah 8:12

Then all the people began to eat and drink, send portions, and have a great celebration, because they had understood the words that were explained to them.

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