Commentary by GL Jones
In this lesson we compare the KJV against the NLT (New Life Version by Tyndale House Foundation).
Proverbs 9:1-6 KJV:
1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
Overview: Proverbs 9:1-6 (NLT version)
In verse 1, Solomon says that -” Wisdom has built her house;she has carved its seven columns.”
In verse 2, Solomon tells us that – “She has prepared a great banquet,mixed the wines, and set the table.”
In verse 3, Solomon says that – “She has sent her servants to invite everyone to come.She calls out from the heights overlooking the city.”
In verse 4, Solomon tells us that : “Come in with me,” she urges the simple.To those who lack good judgment, she says,”
In verse 5, Solomon says that: “Come, eat my food,and drink the wine I have mixed.”
And lastly in verse 6, Solomon tells us that: ” Leave your simple ways behind, and begin to live;learn to use good judgment.”