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 (Proverbs 2:12-22) KJV
12- To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
13- Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
14- Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
15- Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
16- To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
17- Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
18- For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
19- None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
20- That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
21- For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
22- But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
The Benefits of Wisdom (Proverbs 2:12-22) NLT
12- Wisdom will save you from evil people,from those whose words are twisted.
13- These men turn from the right wayto walk down dark paths.
14-They take pleasure in doing wrong,and they enjoy the twisted ways of evil.
15- Their actions are crooked,and their ways are wrong.
16- Wisdom will save you from the immoral woman, from the seductive words of the promiscuous woman.
17- She has abandoned her husbandand ignores the covenant she made before God.
18- Entering her house leads to death;it is the road to the grave.
19- The man who visits her is doomed.He will never reach the paths of life.
20- Follow the steps of good men instead,and stay on the paths of the righteous.
21-For only the godly will live in the land,and those with integrity will remain in it.
22- But the wicked will be removed from the land,and the treacherous will be uprooted.