By GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 23.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 23:8-14) KJV
8- The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
9- Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
10- Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
11- For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
12- Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
13- Withold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
14Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 23:8-14) NLT:
8- You will throw up what little you’ve eaten,and your compliments will be wasted.
9- Don’t waste your breath on fools,for they will despise the wisest advice.
10- Don’t cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers;don’t take the land of defenseless orphans.
11- For their Redeemer is strong;he himself will bring their charges against you.
12- Commit yourself to instruction;listen carefully to words of knowledge.
13- Don’t fail to discipline your children.The rod of punishment won’t kill them.
14- Physical discipline may well save them from death.