By GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 16 of the Bible.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 16:17-24) KJV
17- The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
18- Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
19- Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
20- He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
21- The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
22- Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
23- The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
24- Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 16:17-24) NLT
17- The path of the virtuous leads away from evil;whoever follows that path is safe.
18- Pride goes before destruction,and haughtiness before a fall.19Better to live humbly with the poorthan to share plunder with the proud.
20- Those who listen to instruction will prosper;those who trust the lord will be joyful.
21- The wise are known for their understanding,and pleasant words are persuasive.
22- Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it,but discipline is wasted on fools.
23- From a wise mind comes wise speech;the words of the wise are persuasive.
24- Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.