New Living Translation
The LORD's light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:27 The spirit - The reasonable soul. The candle - Is a clear and glorious light set up in man for his information and direction. Of the Lord - So called because it comes from God in a more immediate manner than the body, Eccles 12:7, and because it is in God's stead, to observe and judge all our actions. Searching - Discerning not only his outward actions, which are visible to others, but his most inward thoughts and affections. The belly is here put for the heart, as it is frequently.
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