New Living Translation
For their command is a lamp and their instruction a light; their corrective discipline is the way to life.
King James Bible
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
Darby Bible Translation
For the commandment is a lamp, and the teaching a light, and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
World English Bible
For the commandment is a lamp, and the law is light. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,
Young's Literal Translation
For a lamp is the command, And the law a light, And a way of life are reproofs of instruction,
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LibraryThe Preface to the Commandments
And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God,' &c. Exod 20: 1, 2. What is the preface to the Ten Commandments? The preface to the Ten Commandments is, I am the Lord thy God.' The preface to the preface is, God spake all these words, saying,' &c. This is like the sounding of a trumpet before a solemn proclamation. Other parts of the Bible are said to be uttered by the mouth of the holy prophets (Luke 1: 70), but here God spake in his own person. How are we to understand that, God spake, …
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments
"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
The Heavenly Footman; Or, a Description of the Man that Gets to Heaven:
In Death and after Death
But Joseph refused. "Look," he told her, "my master trusts me with everything in his entire household.
The commandments of the LORD are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are clear, giving insight for living.
Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.
People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore correction will go astray.
Better to be criticized by a wise person than to be praised by a fool.
I discovered that a seductive woman is a trap more bitter than death. Her passion is a snare, and her soft hands are chains. Those who are pleasing to God will escape her, but sinners will be caught in her snare.
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