Isaiah 8:20

“To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To the Law and to the Testimonie: if they speake not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

To the law and to the testimony! if they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then say to them, Put your faith in the teaching and the witness. ... If they do not say such things. ... For him there is no dawn. ...
- Basic English Bible

To the law and the testimony! If they speak not according to this word, for them there is no daybreak.
- Darby Bible

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
- Webster's Bible

Turn to the law and to the testimony! If they don't speak according to this word, surely there is no morning for them.
- World English Bible

To the law and to the testimony! If not, let them say after this manner, `That there is no dawn to it.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

for instruction and for testimony?' --Surely they will speak according to this word, wherein there is no light.--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 8:20


8:20 To the law - Let this dispute between you and them be determined by God's word, which is here and in many other places called the law, to signify their obligation to believe and obey it; and the testimony, because it is a witness between God and man, of God's will, and of man's duty. They - Your antagonists. No light - This proceeds from the darkness of their minds, they are blind, and cannot see.


Discussion for Isaiah 8:20

  • Tom Egesa for verse 20
    Every word that procedes from the almighty God is a command and is a law which regulates our christian way of living holy life This is summarised in the Ten Commandments see luke 16 17 Mathew 5 17 19 and james 2 9 12 And the testmony is the mystery of jesus christ displayed on the cross when He declared all humanity saved by His death see Romans 5 12 and Romans 5 15
  • Shepherd for verse 20
    For i knw n undrstand God cant stay whr there z darkness as da children of God we must knw whr we ar
  • In Christ there is the instructions toward the old man of the old testementas well as the branch that budded sinifying his priesthood him at the presence of the Father ever pleading on behalf of his brothers for mercy to be granted even to the new man for salvaging our fleshly life into eternal life with himself first born of us the dead enlighthened with real god knowledge a blessing to all the nations.

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