New International Version
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
King James Bible
The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.
Darby Bible Translation
The entrance of thy words giveth light, giving understanding unto the simple.
World English Bible
The entrance of your words gives light. It gives understanding to the simple.
Young's Literal Translation
The opening of Thy words enlighteneth, Instructing the simple.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The entrance of thy words giveth light - פתח pethach, the opening of it: when I open my Bible to read, light springs up in my mind. Every sermon, every prayer, every act of faith, is an opening by which light is let into the seeking soul.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
entrance. Or, opening; the Scriptures give satisfactory light to the mind upon every subject of which they treat; and speedily communicate more useful knowledge to the simplest believer, upon the most important topics, than the acutest philosophers have been able to develop through successive ages.
LibraryNotes on the First Century:
Page 1. Line 1. An empty book is like an infant's soul.' Here Traherne may possibly have had in his mind a passage in Bishop Earle's "Microcosmography." In delineating the character of a child, Earle says: "His soul is yet a white paper unscribbled with observations of the world, wherewith at length it becomes a blurred note-book," Page 14. Line 25. The entrance of his words. This sentence is from Psalm cxix. 130. Page 15. Last line of Med. 21. "Insatiableness." This word in Traherne's time was often …
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The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.
Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies.
I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life,
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