Proverbs 20:27

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 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) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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 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

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 20:27

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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