Proverbs 20:27
Modern Translations
New International Version
The human spirit is the lamp of the LORD that sheds light on one's inmost being.

New Living Translation
The LORD’s light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.

English Standard Version
The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts.

Berean Study Bible
The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, searching out his inmost being.

New American Standard Bible
The spirit of a person is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.

NASB 1995
The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.

NASB 1977
The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.

Amplified Bible
The spirit (conscience) of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching and examining all the innermost parts of his being.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD’s lamp sheds light on a person’s life, searching the innermost parts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD's lamp sheds light on a person's life, searching the innermost parts.

Contemporary English Version
Our inner thoughts are a lamp from the LORD, and they search our hearts.

Good News Translation
The LORD gave us mind and conscience; we cannot hide from ourselves.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person's soul is the LORD's lamp. It searches his entire innermost being.

International Standard Version
A person's spirit is the lamp of the LORD; it searches throughout one's innermost being.

NET Bible
The human spirit is like the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

New King James Version
The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the inner depths of his heart.

King James 2000 Bible
The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inner depths of the heart.

New Heart English Bible
The spirit of man is the LORD's lamp, searching all his innermost parts.

World English Bible
The spirit of man is Yahweh's lamp, searching all his innermost parts.

American King James Version
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

American Standard Version
The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah, Searching all his innermost parts.

A Faithful Version
The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Darby Bible Translation
Man's spirit is the lamp of Jehovah, searching all the inner parts of the belly.

English Revised Version
The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the innermost parts of the belly.

Webster's Bible Translation
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
The light of the Lorde is the breath of man, and searcheth all the bowels of the belly.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
The lanterne of the Lorde is the breath of man, searching all the inwarde partes of the body.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
The lanterne of ye LORDE is ye breth of man, & goeth thorow all the inwarde partes of the body.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
The breath of man [is] a lamp of YHWH, "" Searching all the inner parts of the heart.

Young's Literal Translation
The breath of man is a lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the inner parts of the heart.

Smith's Literal Translation
The light of Jehovah is the breath of man, searching all the chambers of the belly.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, which searcheth all the hidden things of the bowels.

Catholic Public Domain Version
The spirit of a man is a lamp to the Lord, which investigates all the secrets of the inner self.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
The soul of the children of men is the lamp of LORD JEHOVAH, and it searches all the inner rooms of the belly.

Lamsa Bible
The soul of a man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the heart.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the inward parts.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The spirit of man is a light of the Lord, who searches the inmost parts of the belly.








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