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 29-35) KJV
29- Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
30-Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
31- Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
32- For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.
33- The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
34- Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
35- The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Trusting in the LORD (vs 29-35) NLT
29- Don’t plot harm against your neighbor, for those who live nearby trust you.
30- Don’t pick a fight without reason, when no one has done you harm.
31- Don’t envy violent people or copy their ways.
32- Such wicked people are detestable to the lord, but he offers his friendship to the godly.
33- The LORD curses the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the upright.
34- The LORD mocks the mockers but is gracious to the humble.
35- The wise inherit honor,but fools are put to shame!