Ecclesiastes 7:19
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New International Version
Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful than ten rulers in a city.

New Living Translation
One wise person is stronger than ten leading citizens of a town!

English Standard Version
Wisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

New American Standard Bible
Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

King James Bible
Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom makes the wise man stronger than ten rulers of a city.

International Standard Version
Wisdom given as strength to a wise person is better than having ten powerful men in the city.

NET Bible
Wisdom gives a wise person more protection than ten rulers in a city.

New Heart English Bible
Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wisdom will help a wise person more than ten rulers can help a city.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wisdom is a stronghold to the wise man more than ten rulers that are in a city.

New American Standard 1977
Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men who are in the city.

King James 2000 Bible
Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men who are in the city.

American King James Version
Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

American Standard Version
Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers that are in a city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wisdom hath strengthened the wise more than ten princes of the city.

Darby Bible Translation
Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty [men] that are in a city.

English Revised Version
Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers which are in a city.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men who are in the city.

World English Bible
Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

Young's Literal Translation
The wisdom giveth strength to a wise man, more than wealth the rulers who have been in a city.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
7:11-22 Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, yea better. It shelters from the storms and scorching heat of trouble. Wealth will not lengthen out the natural life; but true wisdom will give spiritual life, and strengthen men for services under their sufferings. Let us look upon the disposal of our condition as the work of God, and at last all will appear to have been for the best. In acts of righteousness, be not carried into heats or passions, no, not by a zeal for God. Be not conceited of thine own abilities; nor find fault with every thing, nor busy thyself in other men's matters. Many who will not be wrought upon by the fear of God, and the dread of hell, will avoid sins which ruin their health and estate, and expose to public justice. But those that truly fear God, have but one end to serve, therefore act steadily. If we say we have not sinned, we deceive ourselves. Every true believer is ready to say, God be merciful to me a sinner. Forget not at the same time, that personal righteousness, walking in newness of life, is the only real evidence of an interest by faith in the righteousness of the Redeemer. Wisdom teaches us not to be quick in resenting affronts. Be not desirous to know what people say; if they speak well of thee, it will feed thy pride, if ill, it will stir up thy passion. See that thou approve thyself to God and thine own conscience, and then heed not what men say of thee; it is easier to pass by twenty affronts than to avenge one. When any harm is done to us, examine whether we have not done as bad to others.
Study Bible
Limits of Human Wisdom
18It is good that you grasp one thing and also not let go of the other; for the one who fears God comes forth with both of them. 19Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. 20Indeed, there is not a righteous man on earth who continually does good and who never sins.…
Cross References
Proverbs 8:14
"Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine.

Proverbs 21:22
A wise man scales the city of the mighty And brings down the stronghold in which they trust.

Ecclesiastes 4:13
A poor yet wise lad is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction.

Ecclesiastes 7:12
For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.

Ecclesiastes 9:13
Also this I came to see as wisdom under the sun, and it impressed me.

Ecclesiastes 9:16
So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded.
Treasury of Scripture

Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

Ecclesiastes 9:15-18 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered …

2 Samuel 20:16-22 Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray …

Proverbs 21:22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and casts down the strength …

Proverbs 24:5 A wise man is strong; yes, a man of knowledge increases strength.

Colossians 1:9-11 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease …

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