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 21:11-21) KJV
11- When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
12- The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.
13- Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
14- A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
15- It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
16- The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
17- He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
18- The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.
19- It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
20- There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
21- He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 21:11-21)NLT
11- If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded become wise;if you instruct the wise, they will be all the wiser.
12- The Righteous One knows what is going on in the homes of the wicked;he will bring disaster on them.
13- Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poorwill be ignored in their own time of need.
14- A secret gift calms anger;a bribe under the table pacifies fury.
15- Justice is a joy to the godly, but it terrifies evildoers.
16- The person who strays from common sensewill end up in the company of the dead.
17- Tose who love pleasure become poor;those who love wine and luxury will never be rich.
18- The wicked are punished in place of the godly,and traitors in place of the honest.
19- It’s better to live alone in the desert than with a quarrelsome, complaining wife.
20- The wise have wealth and luxury, but fools spend whatever they get.
21- Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor.