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.