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: 22-28 KJV (A Parental Warnings)
22- When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
23- For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
24- To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.
25- Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
26- For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.’
27- Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
28- Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
Proverbs 6: 22-28 NLT (Lessons for Daily Life)
22- When you walk, their counsel will lead you.When you sleep, they will protect you.When you wake up, they will advise you.
23- For their command is a lamp and their instruction a light;their corrective disciplineis the way to life.
24- It will keep you from the immoral woman,from the smooth tongue of a promiscuous woman.
25- Don’t lust for her beauty.Don’t let her coy glances seduce you.
26- For a prostitute will bring you to poverty, but sleeping with another man’s wife will cost you your life.
27- Can a man scoop a flame into his lapand not have his clothes catch on fire?
28- Can he walk on hot coals and not blister his feet?