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.