The Rewards of Wisdom (Proverbs 3 – Part 1)

By GL Jones

A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 3 of the Bible.


The Rewards of Wisdom (Proverbs 3:1-7) KJV

1-My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

2- For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

3- Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

4-So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

5-Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6-In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

7-Be  not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil.


Trusting in the LORD (Proverbs 3:1-7) NLT

1- My child, never forget the things I have taught you.Store my commands in your heart.

2-If you do this, you will live many years,and your life will be satisfying.

3-Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder.Write them deep within your heart.

4-Then you will find favor with both God and people,and you will earn a good reputation.

5-Trust in the lord with all your heart;do not depend on your own understanding.

6-Seek his will in all you do,and he will show you which path to take.

7- Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the lord and turn away from evil.


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