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,