Contrast:Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 20-Part 3)

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.

 

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