Contrast:Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 20-Part 2)

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.


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