7 The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, (NIV) 7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. (KJV)
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As indicated even in the translations of the cited verse that are included in the question, varying renderings of it express the idea of refreshment in multiple different ways, including: refreshing reviving restoring converting renewing strengthening giving new life preserving To me, the idea being expressed is that obedience to the commands in God's Law changes (and thus refreshes) a person's spiritual status by taking that person from various multiple negative spiritual states or conditions to positive ones, including (among many other possible ways): error to truth God's disfavor to God's favor sin to righteousness spiritual death to spiritual life opposing God to being reconciled to God condemnation to forgiveness weak faith to strong faith fear to joy.
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