Wisdom & the Fear of God As Contrasted With Folly and Sin (Proverbs 10 – Part 3)

Commentary by GL Jones

In this lesson we compare the KJV against the NLT (New Life Version by Tyndale House Foundation)



Proverbs 17-24 KJV:

17He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. 

19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

 22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.


Overview: Proverbs 10:17-24 (NLT version)

In verse 17, Solomon tells us that: He  who accept discipline are on the pathway to life,but those who ignore correction will go astray.

In verse 18,  Solomon writes that: Hiding hatred makes you a liar;but slandering others makes you a fool.

In verse 19, Solomon tells us that – Too much talk leads to sin.Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.

In verse 20, Solomon says that – The words of the godly are like sterling silver but the heart of a fool is worthless.

In verse 21, Solomon says that: The words of the godly encourage many,but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.

In verse 22, Solomon says that – The blessing of the Lord makes a person rich,and he adds no sorrow with it.

In verse 23, Solomon says, That wrong is fun for a fool,but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible.


And lastly, in verse 24 , Solomon tells us that – The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled;the hopes of the godly will be granted.



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