(Proverbs 22:22-29) A Contrast Between Righteousness & Wickedness (Part 3)

By GL Jones

A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 22.

Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 22:22-29) KJV

 22- Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

23- For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

24- Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

25- Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

26- Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

27- If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

28- Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

29 – O thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

 

Sayings of the Wise   (Proverbs 22:22-29)NLT:

22- Don’t  rob the poor just because you can,or exploit the needy in court.

23- For the lord is their defender.He will ruin anyone who ruins them.

24- Don’t befriend angry peopleor associate with hot-tempered people,

25o- or you will learn to be like themand endanger your soul.

26- Don’t agree to guarantee another person’s debtor put up security for someone else.

27I- If you can’t pay it,even your bed will be snatched from under you.

28- Don’t  cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markersset up by previous generations.

29- Do you see any truly competent workers?They will serve kingsrather than working for ordinary people.

 

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