Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 17 – Part 2)

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 17:10-18) KJV

10- A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

11- A evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

12- Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

13- Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

14- The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

15- He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.

16- Wherfore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

17- A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

18- A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.


Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 17:10-18) NLT


10- A single rebuke does more for a person of understandingthan a hundred lashes on the back of a fool.

11- Evil people are eager for rebellion,but they will be severely punished.

12- It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to confront a fool caught in foolishness.

13- If you repay good with evil,evil will never leave your house.

14- Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate,so stop before a dispute breaks out.

15- Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent—both are detestable to the lord.

16- It is senseless to pay to educate a fool,since he has no heart for learning.

17- A friend is always loyal,and a brother is born to help in time of need.

18- It’s  poor judgment to guarantee another person’s debtor put up security for a friend.



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