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The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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Other Translations of Proverbs 20:27
The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.- King James Version (1611)
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The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.- New American Standard Version (1995)
The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah, Searching all his innermost parts.- American Standard Version (1901)
The Lord keeps watch over the spirit of man, searching all the deepest parts of the body.- Basic English Bible
Man's spirit is the lamp of Jehovah, searching all the inner parts of the belly.- Darby Bible
The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord, which searcheth all the hidden things of the bowels. - Douay Rheims Bible
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly. - Webster's Bible
The spirit of man is Yahweh's lamp, searching all his innermost parts.- World English Bible
The breath of man [is] a lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the inner parts of the heart.- Youngs Literal Bible
The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inward parts.- Jewish Publication Society Bible
View Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 20:27
20:27 The spirit - The reasonable soul. The candle - Is a clear and glorious light set up in man for his information and direction. Of the Lord - So called because it comes from God in a more immediate manner than the body, #Eccles 12:7|, and because it is in God's stead, to observe and judge all our actions. Searching - Discerning not only his outward actions, which are visible to others, but his most inward thoughts and affections. The belly is here put for the heart, as it is frequently.
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