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Psalm 19:7–8

oThe law of the Lord is perfect,3

previving the soul;

qthe testimony of the Lord is rsure,

smaking wise tthe simple;

uthe precepts of the Lord are right,

rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the Lord is vpure,

wenlightening the eyes;

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Psalm 19:7–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

The law of the Lord is perfect,

refreshing the soul.

The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,

making wise the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right,

giving joy to the heart.

The commands of the Lord are radiant,

giving light to the eyes.

Psalm 19:7–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul:

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart:

The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Psalm 19:7–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

The instructions of the Lord are perfect,

reviving the soul.

The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy,

making wise the simple.

The commandments of the Lord are right,

bringing joy to the heart.

The commands of the Lord are clear,

giving insight for living.

Psalm 19:7–8 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;

The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;

Psalm 19:7–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

The teachings of the Lord are perfect;

they give new strength.

The rules of the Lord can be trusted;

they make plain people wise.

The orders of the Lord are right;

they make people happy.

The commands of the Lord are pure;

they light up the way.

Psalm 19:7–8 — American Standard Version (ASV)

The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul:

The testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple.

The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart:

The commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Psalm 19:7–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

The law of Jehovah is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of Jehovah is sure, making wise the simple; The precepts of Jehovah are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of Jehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes;

Psalm 19:7–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The teachings of the Lord are perfect. 

They renew the soul. 

The testimony of the Lord is dependable. 

It makes gullible people wise. 

The instructions of the Lord are correct. 

They make the heart rejoice. 

The command of the Lord is radiant. 

It makes the eyes shine. 

Psalm 19:7–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The instruction of the Lord is perfect,

renewing one’s life;

the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy,

making the inexperienced wise.

The precepts of the Lord are right,

making the heart glad;

the command of the Lord is radiant,

making the eyes light up.

Psalm 19:7–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The law of the Lord is perfect,

reviving the soul;

the decrees of the Lord are sure,

making wise the simple;

the precepts of the Lord are right,

rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the Lord is clear,

enlightening the eyes;

Psalm 19:7–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

The law of Yahweh is perfect, reviving life.

The testimony of Yahweh is firm, making wise the simple.

The precepts of Yahweh are right, making the heart rejoice.

The command of Yahweh is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Psalm 19:7–8 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

The law of the Lord is perfect.

It gives us new strength.

The laws of the Lord can be trusted.

They make childish people wise.

The rules of the Lord are right.

They give joy to our hearts.

The commands of the Lord shine brightly.

They give light to our minds.

Psalm 19:7–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul;

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;

The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.


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