By GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 1 of the Bible.
The Purpose of the Book of Proverbs (vs 1-6) KJV
1- The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2- To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
3- To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
4- To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5- A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6- To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
The Purpose of the Book of Proverbs (vs 1-6) NLT
1- These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel.
2- Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline,to help them understand the insights of the wise.
3- Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives,to help them do what is right, just, and fair.
4- These proverbs will give insight to the simple,knowledge and discernment to the young.
5- Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.Let those with understanding receive guidance
6- by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables,the words of the wise and their riddles.