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

  • Matt Dillman
    Psalms 19:14 pretty much sums up how we should act in gods eyes.
  • Horace Owens
    God's Word is so powerful and heart changing, i know that I really need him every day to work in my life and to keep my heart and mouth, so that iam pleasing and acceptable in his sight.
  • Juanita tarver
    Afer hearing a sermon on psalm 19:12'13 and 14. I thought this in particular should be read daily by me.
  • Steve morrow
    ???IRENE 123psalm 19:1 the heavens declare the glory of GOD and the firmament showeth HIS handywork 2 day unto day uttereth speech and night unto night showeth knowledge (3)THERE IS NO SPEECH NOR LANGUAGE WHERE THEIR VOICE IS NOT HEARD-------1 CORIN 11:3 BUT I WOULD HAVE YOU KNOW THAT THE HEAD OF EVERY MAN IS CHRIST AND THE HEAD OF THE WOMAN IS MAN --------AND THE HEAD OF CHRIST IS GOD-------
  • Mild Bill
    Beware old sins which resurface in life. Presumptuous sins start small in the thoughts, but do great damage in the spirit. But for the grace and mercy of God, I could never forgive myself, to start anew. Thanks be to God.
  • Red rog
    Great psalm, reminds me to fear the Lord and to keep my heart and mouth pure and clean.

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