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.
Darby Bible Translation
Man's spirit is the lamp of Jehovah, searching all the inner parts of the belly.
World English Bible
The spirit of man is Yahweh's lamp, searching all his innermost parts.
Young's Literal Translation
The breath of man is a lamp of Jehovah, Searching all the inner parts of the heart.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The spirit of man - The "breath" of Genesis 2:7, the higher life, above that which he has in common with lower animals, coming to him direct from God. Such a life, with all its powers of insight, consciousness, reflection, is as a lamp which God has lighted, throwing its rays into the darkest recesses of the heart. A still higher truth is proclaimed in the Prologue of John's Gospel. The candle, or lamp of Yahweh, derives its light from "the Light that lighteth every man," even the Eternal Word.
LibraryA String of Pearls
'Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling. 4. The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. 5. Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6. Most men will …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Regeneration the Work of God.
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Manner of Covenanting.
1 Corinthians 2:11
For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God.
Loyalty and truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by righteousness.
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