Contrast:Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 16 – Part 3)

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.


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