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 17:19- 28) KJV
19- He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
20- He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
21- He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
22- A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
23- A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
24- Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
25- A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
26- Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
27- He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
28- Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 17:19-28) NLT
19- Anyone who loves to quarrel loves sin;anyone who trusts in high walls invites disaster.
20- The crooked heart will not prosper;the lying tongue tumbles into trouble.
21- It is painful to be the parent of a fool;there is no joy for the father of a rebel.
22- A cheerful heart is good medicine,but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.
23- The wicked take secret bribesto pervert the course of justice.
24- Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom,but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
25- Foolish children bring grief to their fatherand bitterness to the one who gave them birth.
26- It is wrong to punish the godly for being goodor to flog leaders for being honest.
27- A truly wise person uses few words;a person with understanding is even-tempered.
28- Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent;with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.