By GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 2 of the Bible.
Wisdom Delivers From Evil (vs 1-11) KJV
1- My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
2- So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
3-Yea if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4- If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5- Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
6- For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
7- He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
8- He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
9- Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
10-When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
11- Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
The Benefits of Wisdom (vs 1-11) NLT
1- My child, listen to what I say,and treasure my commands.
2- Tune your ears to wisdom,and concentrate on understanding.
3- Cry out for insight,and ask for understanding.
4- Search for them as you would for silver;seek them like hidden treasures.
5- Then you will understand what it means to fear the lord,and you will gain knowledge of God.
6- For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7- He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest.He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
8- He guards the paths of the justand protects those who are faithful to him.
9- Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair,and you will find the right way to go.
10- For wisdom will enter your heart,and knowledge will fill you with joy.
11- Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.