By GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 22.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 22:1-10) KJV
1- A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
2- The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.
3- A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
4- By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life.
5- Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
6- Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
7- The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8- He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
9- He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
10- Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 22:1-10) NLT:
10- Choose a good reputation over great riches;being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold.
2- The rich and poor have this in common:The lord made them both.
3- A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions.The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.
4- True humility and fear of the lordlead to riches, honor, and long life.
5- Corrupt people walk a thorny, treacherous road;whoever values life will avoid it.
6- Direct your children onto the right path,and when they are older, they will not leave it.
7- Just as the rich rule the poor,so the borrower is servant to the lender.
8- Those who plant injustice will harvest disaster,and their reign of terror will come to an end.
9- Blessed are those who are generous,because they feed the poor.
10- Throw out the mocker, and fighting goes, too.Quarrels and insults will disappear.