New International Version
The human spirit is the lamp of the LORD that sheds light on one's inmost 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord - God has given to every man a mind, which he so enlightens by his own Spirit, that the man knows how to distinguish good from evil; and conscience, which springs from this, searches the inmost recesses of the soul.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
candle or lamp
LibraryBread and Gravel
'"Bread of deceit" is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.'--PROVERBS xx. 17. 'Bread of deceit' is a somewhat ambiguous phrase, which may mean either of two things, and perhaps means both. It may either mean any good obtained by deceit, or good which deceives in its possession. In the former signification it would appear to have reference primarily to unjustly gotten gain, while in the latter it has a wider meaning and applies to all the worthless treasures and lying …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Sluggard's Reproof
The Tears of the Penitent.
How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
1 Corinthians 2:11
For who knows a person's thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure.
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