Parental Warnings (Proverbs 6-Part-1)

by GL Jones

A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 6 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 6: 1-7 KJV (A Parental Warnings)

1- My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

2- Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

3-Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

4- Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

5- Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

6-Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

7-Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,


Proverbs 6: 1-7 NLT (Lessons for Daily Life)

1-My child, if you have put up security for a friend’s debtor agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger—

2- ifyou have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said—

3- follow my advice and save yourself, for you have placed yourself at your friend’s mercy. Now swallow your pride; go and beg to have your name erased.

4- Don’tput it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do.

5-Save yourself like a gazelle escaping from a hunter, like a bird fleeing from a net.

6-Take a lesson from the ants, you lazy bones.Learn from their ways and become wise!

7- Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work,


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