Proverbs 21:22
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New International Version
One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.

King James Bible
A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
A wise [man] scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

World English Bible
A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the strength of its confidence.

Young's Literal Translation
A city of the mighty hath the wise gone up, And bringeth down the strength of its confidence.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty - Wisdom is in many respects preferable to strength, even in the case of defense. See what skill does in the fortification and reduction of strong places.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Ecclesiastes 7:19 Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

Ecclesiastes 9:13-18 This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great to me...

Library
Definition of Actual Grace
1. GENERAL NOTION OF GRACE.--The best way to arrive at a correct definition of actual grace is by the synthetic method. We therefore begin with the general notion of grace. Like "nature,"(3) grace (gratia, {GREEK SMALL LETTER CHI}{GREEK SMALL LETTER ALPHA WITH OXIA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER RHO}{GREEK SMALL LETTER IOTA}{GREEK SMALL LETTER FINAL SIGMA}) is a word of wide reach, used in a great variety of senses. Habert(4) enumerates no less than fourteen; which, however, may be reduced to four. a) Subjectively,
Joseph Pohle—Grace, Actual and Habitual

How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 16.) Differently to be admonished are the slothful and the hasty. For the former are to be persuaded not to lose, by putting it off, the good they have to do; but the latter are to be admonished lest, while they forestall the time of good deeds by inconsiderate haste, they change their meritorious character. To the slothful therefore it is to be intimated, that often, when we will not do at the right time what we can, before long, when we will, we cannot. For the very indolence of
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Samuel 5:6
The king and his men marched to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites, who lived there. The Jebusites said to David, "You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can ward you off." They thought, "David cannot get in here."

Proverbs 24:5
The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their strength.

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

Ecclesiastes 9:15
Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man.

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.

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