I just picked up my Revised English Bible on Saturday . I had ordered it a couple of weeks ago . It came out in 1989 . It is a more conservative revision of the NEB . It still is not an Evangelically acceptable translation though . I have my reservations about a number of texts . At times it reads quite well and is as sound as can be , it all depends . I thought I would list some Brit-speak verses from Proverbs . 6:11,12 -- and poverty will come on you like a footpad , want will assail you like a hardened ruffian . A scoundrel and knave is one who goes around with crooked talk . 7:7 -- and I saw among the simpletons , among the young men there I noticed a lad devoid of all sense . 11:6 -- Uprightness saves the righteous , but the perfidious are trapped by their own lies . 12:9 -- It is better to be modest and earn one's living than to play the grandee on an empty stomach . 17:1 -- Better a dry crust and amity with it than a feast in a house full of strife . 24:23 -- More sayings of the wise : Partiality in dispensing justice is invidious . 30:32 -- If you are churlish and arrogant and given to scheming , hold your tongue .