Psalms 19:7

“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Law of the Lord is perfect, conuerting the soule: the testimonie of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul: The testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The law of the Lord is good, giving new life to the soul: the witness of the Lord is certain, giving wisdom to the foolish.
- Basic English Bible

The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple;
- Darby Bible

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh's law is perfect, restoring the soul. Yahweh's testimony is sure, making wise the simple.
- World English Bible

The law of Jehovah [is] perfect, refreshing the soul, The testimonies of Jehovah [are] stedfast, Making wise the simple,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(19:8) The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 19:7


19:7 The law - The doctrine delivered to his church, whether by Moses, or by other prophets. Having discoursed hitherto of the glory of God shining forth in, the visible heavens, he now proceeds to another demonstration of God's glory, which he compares with and prefers before the former. Perfect - Completely discovering both the nature and will of God, and the whole duty of man, what he is to believe and practice, and whatsoever is necessary to his present and eternal happiness. Whereas the creation, although it did declare so much of God, as left all men without excuse, yet did not fully manifest the will of God, nor bring men to eternal salvation. Converting - From sin to God, from whom all men are naturally revolted. Testimony - His law, so called because it is a witness between God and man, what God requires of man, and what upon the performance of that condition, he will do for man. Sure - Heb. faithful or true, which is most necessary in a witness: it will not mislead any man, but will infallibly bring him to happiness. Simple - Even persons of the lowest capacities.


Discussion for Psalms 19

  • Mary haddassa
    Comment*it is the word of the Lord. it is Excellent always.
  • Irene123
    What do I think of Ps. 19? I agree with everything the above mentioned said - every word. And I love the perfect English in all their comments. Easy to understand - with just one reading.
  • BSP
    We should be concerned about the words we speak and about what we think about as verse 14 shows. We want both to be pleasing to God.
  • BSP
    Verse 1 shows how the heavens proclaim God's glory. Even though the heavens do not literally speak, the precision, beauty, and power in the celestial heavens points to a glorious Creator. The heavens speak to us about the glory of their creator, Jehovah God.
  • Rodion Ponomariev
    Chapter 19:10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
  • Jerri
    If the heavens declare the glory of God, we as believers must be real and tell somebody we know about Jesus. The clouds applaud the works of God's hands and I'm glad that He included me in those works. Tell somebody, people don't realize this. Blessings to you all today. Jerri

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