Proverbs 24:6
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New International Version
Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers.

New Living Translation
So don't go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.

English Standard Version
for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

New American Standard Bible
For by wise guidance you will wage war, And in abundance of counselors there is victory.

King James Bible
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellers there is safety.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for you should wage war with sound guidance-- victory comes with many counselors.

International Standard Version
For through wise counsel you will wage your war, and victory lies in an abundance of advisors.

NET Bible
for with guidance you wage your war, and with numerous advisers there is victory.

New Heart English Bible
for by wise guidance you wage your war; and victory is in many advisors.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
War is made in provocation, and salvation in the abundance of counsel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, with the right strategy you can wage war, and with many advisers there is victory.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For with wise advice thou shalt make thy war; And in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

New American Standard 1977
For by wise guidance you will wage war,
            And in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war, and in the multitude of counsellors there is saving health.

King James 2000 Bible
For by wise counsel you shall wage your war: and in a multitude of counselors there is safety.

American King James Version
For by wise counsel you shall make your war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.

American Standard Version
For by wise guidance thou shalt make thy war; And in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because war is managed by due ordering: and there shall be safety where there are many counsels.

Darby Bible Translation
For with good advice shalt thou make thy war; and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

English Revised Version
For by wise guidance thou shalt make thy war: and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Webster's Bible Translation
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counselors there is safety.

World English Bible
for by wise guidance you wage your war; and victory is in many advisors.

Young's Literal Translation
For by plans thou makest for thyself war, And deliverance is in a multitude of counsellors.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
24:1,2 Envy not sinners. And let not a desire ever come into thy mind, Oh that I could shake off restraints! 3-6. Piety and prudence in outward affairs, both go together to complete a wise man. By knowledge the soul is filled with the graces and comforts of the spirit, those precious and pleasant riches. The spirit is strengthened for the spiritual work and the spiritual warfare, by true wisdom. 7-9. A weak man thinks wisdom is too high for him, therefore he will take no pains for it. It is bad to do evil, but worse to devise it. Even the first risings of sin in the heart are sin, and must be repented of. Those that strive to make others hateful, make themselves so. 10. Under troubles we are apt to despair of relief. But be of good courage, and God shall strengthen thy heart. 11,12. If a man know that his neighbour is in danger by any unjust proceeding, he is bound to do all in his power to deliver him. And what is it to suffer immortal souls to perish, when our persuasions and example may be the means of preventing it? 13,14. We are quickened to the study of wisdom by considering both the pleasure and the profit of it. All men relish things that are sweet to the palate; but many have no relish for the things that are sweet to the purified soul, and that make us wise unto salvation. 15,16. The sincere soul falls as a traveller may do, by stumbling at some stone in his path; but gets up, and goes on his way with more care and speed. This is rather to be understood of falls into affliction, than falls into actual sin.
Study Bible
Don’t Be Envious of Evil Men
5A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power. 6For by wise guidance you will wage war, And in abundance of counselors there is victory. 7Wisdom is too exalted for a fool, He does not open his mouth in the gate.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 22:4
He did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab, for they were his counselors after the death of his father, to his destruction.

Proverbs 11:14
Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Proverbs 20:18
Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance.
Treasury of Scripture

For by wise counsel you shall make your war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.

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Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Luke 14:31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sits not down first…

1 Corinthians 9:25-27 And every man that strives for the mastery is temperate in all things. …

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

1 Timothy 6:11,12 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, …

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

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Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors …

Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of …

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