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Proverbs 20:27

    Proverbs 20:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord keeps watch over the spirit of man, searching all the deepest parts of the body.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 20:27

    The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord - God has given to every man a mind, which he so enlightens by his own Spirit, that the man knows how to distinguish good from evil; and conscience, which springs from this, searches the inmost recesses of the soul.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 20:27

    The spirit of man - The "breath" of Genesis 2:7, the higher life, above that which he has in common with lower animals, coming to him direct from God. Such a life, with all its powers of insight, consciousness, reflection, is as a lamp which God has lighted, throwing its rays into the darkest recesses of the heart. A still higher truth is proclaimed in the Prologue of John's Gospel. The candle, or lamp of Yahweh, derives its light from "the Light that lighteth every man," even the Eternal Word.