Contrast:Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 21- Part 1)

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.

 

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