Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 17 – Part 3)

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.



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