Isaiah 8:20
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
To the lawלְתֹורָ֖ה
(le·to·v·rah)
8451: direction, instruction, lawfrom yarah
and to the testimony!וְלִתְעוּדָ֑ה
(ve·lit·'u·dah;)
8584: testimony, attestationfrom ud
Ifאִם־
(im-)
518: ifa prim. conjunction
they do not speakיֹֽאמְרוּ֙
(yo·me·ru)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
according to thisהַזֶּ֔ה
(haz·zeh,)
2088: this, herea prim. pronoun
word,כַּדָּבָ֣ר
(kad·da·var)
1697: speech, wordfrom dabar
it is becauseאֲשֶׁ֥ר
(a·sher)
834: who, which, thata prim. pronoun
they have noאֵֽין־
(ein-)
369: nothing, noughta prim. root
dawn.שָֽׁחַר׃
(sha·char.)
7837: dawnfrom an unused word









KJV Lexicon
To the law
towrah  (to-raw')
a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch -- law.
and to the testimony
t`uwdah  (teh-oo-daw')
attestation, i.e. a precept, usage -- testimony.
if they speak
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
not according to this word
dabar  (daw-baw')
a word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause
it is because there is no light
shachar  (shakh'-ar)
dawn (literal, figurative or adverbial) -- day(-spring), early, light, morning, whence riseth.
in them
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.

King James 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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, there will be no dawn for them.

International Standard Version
for instruction and for testimony? Surely they are speaking like this because the truth hasn't dawned on them.

NET Bible
Then you must recall the LORD's instructions and the prophetic testimony of what would happen. Certainly they say such things because their minds are spiritually darkened.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They should go to the teachings and to the written instructions. If people don't speak these words, it is because it doesn't dawn on them.

King James 2000 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.
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