By GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 22.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 22:11- 21) KJV
11- He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
12- The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.
13- The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
14- The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the Lord shall fall therein.
15- Foolisness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
16- He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
17- Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
18- For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
19- That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
20- Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
21- That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
Sayings of the Wise (Proverbs 22:11-21) NLT:
11- Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech will have the king as a friend.
12- The LORD preserves those with knowledge,but he ruins the plans of the treacherous.
13- The lazy person claims, “There’s a lion out there!If I go outside, I might be killed!”
14- The mouth of an immoral woman is a dangerous trap;those who make the LORD angry will fall into it.
15- A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness,but physical discipline will drive it far away.
16-A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty.
17- Listen to the words of the wise;apply your heart to my instruction.
18- For it is good to keep these sayings in your heartand always ready on your lips.
19- I am teaching you today—yes, you—so you will trust in the LORD.
20- I have written thirty sayings for you, filled with advice and knowledge.
21- this way, you may know the truthand take an accurate report to those who sent you.