By GL Jones
A comparison of the King James and the New Life Translation Versions of Proverbs 24.
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 24:17-22) KJV:
17- Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
18- Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
19- Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;
20- For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
21- My son, fear thou the Lord and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
22- For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
Contrast: Righteousness & Wickedness (Proverbs 24:17-22) NLT:
17- Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall;don’t be happy when they stumble.
18- For the LORD will be displeased with you and will turn his anger away from them.
19- Don’t fret because of evildoers;don’t envy the wicked.
20- For evil people have no future;the light of the wicked will be snuffed out.
21- My child, fear the lord and the king.Don’t associate with rebels,
22- for disaster will hit them suddenly.Who knows what punishment will come from the LORD and the king?