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

  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 32:11 BE GLAD IN THE LORD AND REJOICE YOU RIGHTEOUS AND SHOUT FOR JOY ALL YOU THAT ARE UPRIGHT IN HEART PSLAM 132:9 LET THY PRIESTS BE CLOTHED WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND LET THY SAINTS SHOUT FOR JOY
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 58:1 CRY ALOUD SPARE NOT LIFT UP THY VOICE LIKE A TRUMPET AND SHOW MY PEOPLE THEIR TRANSGRESSION AND THE HOUSE OF JACOB THEIR SINS MARK 8:33 BUT WHEN HE HAD TURNED ABOUT AND LOOKED UPON THE DISCIPLES HE REBUKED PETER SAYING GET THEE BEHIND ME satan FOR THOU SAOUREST NOT THE THINGS THAT BE OF GOD BUT THE THINGS THAT BE OF MEN
  • A disciple
    Hey Bill; Did you know that the Received Text was actually in all Capital Letters, and no punctuation marks? We also use Large Caps for emphasis, and with respect to the Words of God that emphasis is nothing to find fault in! "If you had known what means, I WILL HAVE MERCY AND NOT SACRIFICE, YOU WOULD NOT HAVE CONDEMNED THE GUILTLESS!" I think that our Brother knows the rules of writing.
  • Mild Bill
    Steve,Typing in capital letters is like shouting in speech,not always needed.This space is for your own thoughts,we read the psalm.How has God's word touched you?The general evidence of God is revealed to this lost world in nature,history and conscience.When God quickens sinners,specifically ,then they can see him.Israel today,as God promised,is evidence of his existence,before the other nations.
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 19:9 THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS CLEAN ENDURING FOREVER --- THE JUDGEMENTS --- OF THE LORD ARE TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS ALTOGETHER --19:10-- MORE TO BE DESIRED ARE THEY THAN GOLD YEA THAN MUCH GOLD YEA THAN MUCH FINE GOLD SWEETER ALSO THAN HONEY AND THE HONEYCOMB --19:11-- MOREOVER BY THEM IS THY SERVANT --WARNED--AND IN KEEPING OF THEM THERE IS --GREAT REWARD--
  • Steve morrow
    2 CORINTHIANS 10:17 BUT HE THAT GLORIETH LET HIM GLORY IN THE LORD
    JOHN 17:17 SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH THY WORD IS TRUTH
    PROVERBS 8:8 ALL THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH ARE IN RIGHTEOUSNESS THERE IS NOTHING FROWARD OR PERVERSE IN THEM *****ACTS 27:25 WHEREFORE SIRS BE OF GOOD CHEER FOR I BELIEVE GOD THAT IT SHALL BE EVEN AS IT WAS TOLD ME *****

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