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 18:9-16) KJV
9- He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
10- The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
11- The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
12- Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
13- He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
14- The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
15- The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
16- A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 18:9-16) NLT
9- A lazy person is as bad assomeone who destroys things.
10- The name of the lord is a strong fortress;the godly run to him and are safe.
11- The rich think of their wealth as a strong defense;they imagine it to be a high wall of safety.
12- Haughtiness goes before destruction;humility precedes honor.
13- Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.
14- The human spirit can endure a sick body,but who can bear a crushed spirit?
15- Intelligent people are always ready to learn.Their ears are open for knowledge.
16- Giving a gift can open doors; it gives access to important people!