Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 17 – Part 1)

By GL Jones

A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 17 of the Bible.

Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 17:1-9) KJV

1- Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

2- A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

3- The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts.

4- A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

5- Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

6- Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

7- Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

8- A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

9- He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 17:1-9) NLT

1- Better a dry crust eaten in peacethan a house filled with feasting—and conflict.

2- A wise servant will rule over the master’s disgraceful son and will share the inheritance of the master’s children.

3- Fire tests the purity of silver and gold,but the lord tests the heart.

4- Wrngdoers eagerly listen to gossip;liars pay close attention to slander.

5- Those who mock the poor insult their Maker;those who rejoice at the misfortune of others will be punished.

6- Grandchildren are the crowning glory of the aged;parents are the pride of their children.

7- Eloquent words are not fitting for a fool;even less are lies fitting for a ruler.

8- Abribe is like a lucky charm;whoever gives one will prosper!

9- Love prospers when a fault is forgiven, but dwelling on it separates close friends.



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