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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