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 20:11-20) KJV
11- Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
12- The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them.
13- Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
14- It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
15- There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
16- Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
17- Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
18- Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
19- He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
20- Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 20:11-20) NLT
11– Even children are known by the way they act,whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.
12- Ears to hear and eyes to see—both are gifts from the LORD.
13- If you love sleep, you will end in poverty.Keep your eyes open, and there will be plenty to eat!
14- The buyer haggles over the price, saying, “It’s worthless,”then brags about getting a bargain!
15- Wise words are more valuable than much gold and many rubies.
16- Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger’s debt.Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners.
17- Stolen bread tastes sweet,but it turns to gravel in the mouth.
18- Plans succeed through good counsel;don’t go to war without wise advice.
19- A gossipper goes around telling secrets,so don’t hang around with chatterers.
20- If you insult your father or mother,your light will be snuffed out in total darkness.