By GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 23.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 23:22-28) KJV:
22- Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
23- Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
24- The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
25- Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
26- My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
27- For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
28- She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 23:22-28) NLT:
22- Listen to your father, who gave you life,and don’t despise your mother when she is old.
23-Get the truth and never sell it;also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment.
24- The father of godly children has cause for joy.What a pleasure to have children who are wise.
25- So give your father and mother joy!May she who gave you birth be happy.
26- O my son, give me your heart.May your eyes take delight in following my ways.
27- A prostitute is a dangerous trap; a promiscuous woman is as dangerous as falling into a narrow well.
28- She hides and waits like a robber, eager to make more men unfaithful.