by GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 4 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 and daughters. Here is his wise instruction to them. Having much experience as a parent, he now gives the children more instructions:
Proverbs 4:19- 27 (Fatherly Advice)
19- The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
20- My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21- Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22- For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
23- Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
24- Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
25- Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
26- Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
27- Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
Proverbs 4:19-27 NLT (A Father’s Wise Advice)
19- But the way of the wicked is like total darkness.
20- My child, pay attention to what I say.Listen carefully to my words.
21- Don’t lose sight of them.Let them penetrate deep into your heart,
22- for they bring life to those who find them,and healing to their whole body.
23- Guard your heart above all else,for it determines the course of your life.
24- Avoid all perverse talk;stay away from corrupt speech.25Look straight ahead,and fix your eyes on what lies before you.
26- Mark out a straight path for your feet;stay on the safe path.
27- Don’t get sidetracked;keep your feet from following evil.
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