by GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 5 of the Bible.
Solomon is reported to have a lot of women in his lifetime: (700wives + 300 concubines), so he had a lot of sons. Here is his wise instruction to them. Having much experience as a parent, he now gives the children more instructions:
Proverbs 5: 1-8 KJV. (A Parental Warnings)
1- My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
2- That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
3- For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
4- But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
5- Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
6- Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
7- Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
8- Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
Proverbs 5:1-8. NLT (Lessons for Daily Life)
1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom;listen carefully to my wise counsel.
2- Then you will show discernment,and your lips will express what you’ve learned.
3- For the lips of an immoral woman are as sweet as honey,and her mouth is smoother than oil.
4- But in the end she is as bitter as poison,as dangerous as a double-edged sword.
5- Her feet go down to death;her steps lead straight to the grave.
6- For she cares nothing about the path to life.She staggers down a crooked trail and doesn’t realize it.
7- So now, my sons, listen to me.Never stray from what I am about to say:
8- Stay away from her! Don’t go near the door of her house!