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 20:21-30) KJV
21-An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
22- Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.
23- Divers weights are an abomination unto the Lord; and a false balance is not good.
24- Man’s goings are of the Lord; how can a man then understand his own way?
25- It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.
26- A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
27- The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
28- Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
29- The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.
30- The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 20:21-30) NLT
21- An inheritance obtained too early in lifeis not a blessing in the end.
22- Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.”Wait for the lord to handle the matter.
23- The LORD detests double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales.
24- LORD directs our steps,so why try to understand everything along the way?
25- Don’t trap yourself by making a rash promise to Godand only later counting the cost.
26- A wise king scatters the wicked like wheat,then runs his threshing wheel over them.
27- The LORD’s light penetrates the human spirit,exposing every hidden motive.
28- Unfailingly love and faithfulness protect the king;his throne is made secure through love.
29- The glory of the young is their strength;the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.
30- Physical punishment cleanses away evil; such discipline purifies the heart.