The Hebrew English interlinear version of the
verse Psalm19:8 reads likes this;
‘The law of-God-perfect-restoring the soul-the
testimony of-God-is sure-making the wise-simple’
The first and foremost Hebrew word for our study
in this verse is ‘tamim’ which means blameless
and complete. In a moral sense it is linked
with truth, virtue, uprightness and righteousness.
Torah is complete in the sense, we can find
answers to all questions and queries related to
the human life. If you want to be 100%
Torah observant, you must be 100% dependent
on Yeshua HaMashiach.
The commandments enlisted in Torah can never
be observed by human effort. When we fully
extinguish our SELF Yeshua stretches
His hand to help us to fully observe the
commandments of Torah.
The Psalmist reiterates that Torah is perfect,
complete and blameless. Other sources of
human wisdom may contain some truthful
information, but they are mixture of truth and
untruth. Torah (The Bible) is 100% truth.
The next important Hebrew root word
‘shub’ (7725) which has been translated as
‘restore’ means to turn, to go back, to bring back,
and to re-establish. In the simplest sense Torah
brings you back to God. The Hebrew root word
which has been translated as ‘testimony of
God ‘edoth’ (5715) is not only a precept but it is
a warning sign to man. By the precepts of Torah,
man is being warned about the don’ts of the
Torah and guided to choose the right path.
The next Hebrew key word ‘aman’ (539) describes
the firmness of God’s covenant and the lasting
permanence of God’s precepts. For the English
word ‘wise’ the Hebrew word ‘hakam’ has been
used which means one who makes wise decisions
and the manifestation of wisdom.
The last important Hebrew word is ‘petiy’(2449)
which means ‘simpleminded’. It refers to a person
who is naive concerning the challenges of life,
inexperienced, lacking insight, but made wise by
God’s words.(Torah). Hence one who considers
Torah as the moral code of conduct and walks in
the light of God’s words is the only wise man in
the sight of God.