Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 18 -Part 1)

By GL Jones

A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 18 of the Bible.

Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 18:1-8) KJV

*1- Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

2- A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

3- When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

4- The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

5- It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

6- A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

7- A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

8- The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

*GL Jones – I get a totally different translation of ( verse 1 ) of this chapter from the KJV than this NLT version: I see that a person must be willing separate from the world and other people in order to intermeddle with the all wisdom of God! So I say the KJV is more accurate.


Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 18:1-8) NLT

1- Unfriendly  people care only about themselves;they lash out at common sense.

2- Fools have no interest in understanding; they only want to air their own opinions.

3- Doing wrong leads to disgrace,and scandalous behavior brings contempt.

4- Wise words are like deep waters;wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook.

5- It is not right to acquit the guiltyor deny justice to the innocent.

6- Fool’s words get them into constant quarrels;nthey are asking for a beating.

7- The mouths of fools are their ruin;they trap themselves with their lips.

8- Rumors are dainty morsels that sink deep into one’s heart.


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