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Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful than ten rulers in a city.
King James Bible
Wisdom strengtheneth 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.
Young's Literal Translation
The wisdom giveth strength to a wise man, more than wealth the rulers who have been in a city.
Ecclesiastes 7:19 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wisdom strengtheneth the wise - One wise, thoroughly learned, and scientific man, may be of more use in fortifying and defending a city, than ten princes. Witness the case of Syracuse, when attacked by the Romans both by sea and land. Archimedes, by his engines, burnt and dashed their fleet to pieces, and destroyed all that came near the walls. And had not the city been betrayed and he killed, all their force and skill could not have taken it.
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Ecclesiastes 9:15-18 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man...
2 Samuel 20:16-22 Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say, I pray you, to Joab, Come near here, that I may speak with you...
Proverbs 21:22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and casts down the strength of the confidence thereof.
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 to pray for you...
Ecclesiastes 7:19 Parallel CommentariesCity Gives Makes Mighty Powerful Rulers Strength Strengtheneth Strengthens Stronger Stronghold Ten Wealth Wisdom WiseCity Gives Makes Mighty Powerful Rulers Strength Strengtheneth Strengthens Stronger Stronghold Ten Wealth Wisdom WiseTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Proverbs 8:14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power.
Proverbs 21:22 One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.
Ecclesiastes 4:13 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning.
Ecclesiastes 7:12 Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.
Ecclesiastes 9:13 I also saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me:
Ecclesiastes 9:16 So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.