New Living Translation
Look to God's instructions and teachings! People who contradict his word are completely in the dark.
King James Bible
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Darby Bible Translation
To the law and the testimony! If they speak not according to this word, for them there is no daybreak.
World English Bible
Turn to the law and to the testimony! If they don't speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.
Young's Literal Translation
To the law and to the testimony! If not, let them say after this manner, 'That there is no dawn to it.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:20 To the law - Let this dispute between you and them be determined by God's word, which is here and in many other places called the law, to signify their obligation to believe and obey it; and the testimony, because it is a witness between God and man, of God's will, and of man's duty. They - Your antagonists. No light - This proceeds from the darkness of their minds, they are blind, and cannot see.
LibraryOf the Scriptures
Eph. ii. 20.--"And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone." Believers are "the temple of the living God," in which he dwells and walks, 2 Cor. vi. 16. Every one of them is a little sanctuary and temple to his Majesty, "sanctify the Lord of hosts in your hearts." Though he be "the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity," yet he is pleased to come down to this poor cottage of a creature's heart, and dwell in it. Is not this …
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Trials of the Christian
"But Abraham said, 'Moses and the prophets have warned them. Your brothers can read what they wrote.'
For he issued his laws to Jacob; he gave his instructions to Israel. He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children,
Listen to the LORD, you leaders of "Sodom." Listen to the law of our God, people of "Gomorrah."
Preserve the teaching of God; entrust his instructions to those who follow me.
and down at the earth, but wherever they look, there will be trouble and anguish and dark despair. They will be thrown out into the darkness.
This is what the LORD says: "Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, 'No, that's not the road we want!'
Now the night will close around you, cutting off all your visions. Darkness will cover you, putting an end to your predictions. The sun will set for you prophets, and your day will come to an end.
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