Parental Warnings (Proverbs 6 – Part 4)

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?






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