By GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 20 of the Bible.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 20:1-10) KJV
1- Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
2- The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.
3- It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
4-The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
5- Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
6- Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
7- The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
8- A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
9- Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
10- Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the Lord.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 20:1-10) NLT
1- Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls.Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.
2- The king’s fury is like a lion’s roar;to rouse his anger is to risk your life.
3- Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.
4- Those too lazy to plow in the right seasonwill have no food at the harvest.
5- Though good advice lies deep within the heart,a person with understanding will draw it out.
6- Many will say they are loyal friends,but who can find one who is truly reliable?
7- The godly walk with integrity;blessed are their children who follow them.
8- When a king sits in judgment, he weighs all the evidence,distinguishing the bad from the good.
9- Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart;I am pure and free from sin”?
10- False weights and unequal measures—the LORD detests double standards of every kind.