By GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 21 of the Bible.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 21:1-10) KJV
1- The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
2- Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
3- To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
4– An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
5- The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
6- The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
7- The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.
8- The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.
9- It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
10- The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 21:1-10) NLT
1- The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD;he guides it wherever he pleases.
2- People may be right in their own eyes,but the LORD examines their heart.
3- The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.
4- Haughty eyes, a proud heart,and evil actions are all sin.
5- Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
6- Wealth created by a lying tongueis a vanishing mist and a deadly trap.
7- The violence of the wicked sweeps them away,because they refuse to do what is just.
8- The guilty walk a crooked path; the innocent travel a straight road.
9- It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.
10- Evil people desire evil; their neighbors get no mercy from them.