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 (vs 8- 14) KJV
8- It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
9- Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10- So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
11- My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:
12-For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
13- Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14- For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
Trusting in the LORD (vs 8- 14) NLT
8- Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.
9- Honor the LORD with your wealthand with the best part of everything you produce.
10- Then he will fill your barns with grain,and your vats will overflow with good wine.
11- My child, don’t reject the lord’s discipline,and don’t be upset when he corrects you.
12- For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.
13- Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,the one who gains understanding.
14- For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold.