Proverbs 20:27
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
The spiritנִשְׁמַ֣ת
(nish·mat)
5397: breathfrom nasham
of manאָדָ֑ם
(a·dam;)
120: man, mankindfrom an unused word
is the lampנֵ֣ר
(ner)
5216: a lampfrom an unused word
of the LORD,יְ֭הוָה
(Yah·weh)
3068: the proper name of the God of Israelfrom havah
Searchingחֹ֝פֵ֗שׂ
(cho·fes)
2664: to searcha prim. root
allכָּל־
(kol-)
3605: the whole, allfrom kalal
the innermost partsחַדְרֵי־
(chad·rei-)
2315: a chamber, roomfrom chadar
of his being.בָֽטֶן׃
(va·ten.)
990: belly, body, wombfrom an unused word







KJV Lexicon
The spirit
nshamah  (nesh-aw-maw')
a puff, i.e. wind, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect. or (concretely) an animal -- blast, (that) breath(-eth), inspiration, soul, spirit.
of man
'adam  (aw-dawm')
ruddy i.e. a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.) -- another, + hypocrite, + common sort, low, man (mean, of low degree), person.
is the candle
niyr  (neer)
properly, meaning to glisten; a lamp (i.e. the burner) or light -- candle, lamp, light.
of the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
searching
chaphas  (khaw-fas')
to seek; causatively, to conceal oneself (i.e. let be sought), or mask -- change, (make) diligent (search), disquise self, hide, search (for, out).
all the inward parts
cheder  (kheh'-der)
an apartment (usually literal) -- (bed) inner)chamber, innermost(-ward) part, parlour, + south, within.
of the belly
beten  (beh'-ten)
the belly, especially the womb; also the bosom or body of anything -- belly, body, + as they be born, + within, womb.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being.

King James Bible
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD's lamp sheds light on a person's life, searching the innermost parts.

International Standard Version
A person's spirit is the lamp of the LORD; it searches throughout one's innermost being.

NET Bible
The human spirit is like the lamp of the LORD, searching all his innermost parts.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The soul of the children of men is the lamp of Lord Jehovah, and it searches all the inner rooms of the belly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A person's soul is the LORD's lamp. It searches his entire innermost being.

King James 2000 Bible
The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the inner depths of the heart.
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