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A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 21 of the Bible.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 21:21-31) KJV
21- He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
22- A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
23- Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
24- Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
25- The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
26- He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
27- The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
28- A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.
29- Awicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way.
30- There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
31- THE horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 21:22-31) NLT
22- The wise conquer the city of the strongand level the fortress in which they trust.
23-Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut,and you will stay out of trouble.
24- Mockers are proud and haughty;they act with boundless arrogance.
25- Despite their desires, the lazy will come to ruin,for their hands refuse to work.
26- Some people are always greedy for more,but the godly love to give!
27- The sacrifice of an evil person is detestable,especially when it is offered with wrong motives.
28- A false witness will be cut off,but a credible witness will be allowed to speak.
29- The wicked bluff their way through,but the virtuous think before they act.
30- No human wisdom or understanding or plancan stand against the LORD.
31- The horse is prepared for the day of battle,but the victory belongs to the LORD.