Contrast:Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 20-Part 1)

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.


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