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: 29-35 KJV (A Parental Warnings)
29- So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
30- Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
31- But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.
32- But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
33- A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
34- For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.
35- He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.
Proverbs 6: 29-35 NLT (Lessons for Daily Life)
29- So it is with the man who sleeps with another man’s wife.He who embraces her will not go unpunished.
30- Excuses might be found for a thief who steals because he is starving.
31- But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole,even if he has to sell everything in his house.
32- But the man who commits adultery is an utter fool,for he destroys himself.
33- He will be wounded and disgraced.His shame will never be erased.
34- For the woman’s jealous husband will be furious,and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge.
35- He will accept no compensation,nor be satisfied with a payoff of any size.