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

  • Red rog
    Great psalm, reminds me to fear the Lord and to keep my heart and mouth pure and clean.
  • MockingBird
    The joy of the Lord is my strength and Jesus Christ is my redeemer : He bought me back from sin , hell ,and the grave !!! So therefore I ought to allow the words that I speak and the meditation of my heart to be acceptable in God's sight : Speak as the oracles of God and to meditate in His word day and night !!! I ought to be a DOER of God's word and not just a hearer only.
  • Lilly Anotny
    God's desire for Human for our everyday sanctification. It is Highly Awesome
  • Steve morrow
    proverbs 18:21 death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof---matthew 12:36 but I say unto you that every idle word that men shall speak they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement --- 12:37 for by thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned --- proverbs 8:8 all the words of MY mouth are in righteousness there is nothing froward or perverse in them---mark 8:35 for whosoever will save his life shall lose it but whosoever shall lose his life for MY sake and the gospels the same shall save it---mark 8:38 whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of ME and of MY words in this adulteress and sinful generation of him also shall the SON OF MAN be ashamed when HE cometh in the glory of HIS FATHER with the holy angels
  • Lilian
    The Heavens declare the Glory of God and the firmament sheweth his handy work. I trust your works and your ways my Lord Jesus for your thoughts and your ways are higher than us neither our thoughts and ways are yours. Thank you Jesus for the blood that you shed for us. You have come to give us life in abundance. Help us Lord to be born again in spirit all the days of my life. Your works is perfect
  • Donald
    The word of God never changes, and I have faith in it that protects me.

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