By GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 24.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 24:1-7) KJV:
1- Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.
2- For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
3- Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
4- And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
5A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
6- For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.
7- Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 24:1-7) NLT:
1- Don’t envy evil people or desire their company.
2- For their hearts plot violence,and their words always stir up trouble.
3- A house is built by wisdomand becomes strong through good sense.
4- Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables.
5- The wise are mightier than the strong,and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.
6- So don’t go to war without wise guidance;victory depends on having many advisers.
7- Wisdom is too lofty for fools. Among leaders at the city gate, they have nothing to say.