The Rewards of Wisdom (Proverbs 3 – Part 2 )

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.


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