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.
(6) Wise counsel.--See above on Proverbs 1:5. In the great spiritual fight also (Ephesians 6:12) we need wise counsel, to see the end to be aimed at, and the means of attaining it.

Verse 6. - Thy war; war for thyself, for thy profit, equivalent to "successful war" (comp. Exodus 14:14). The clause is an echo of Proverbs 20:18 (where see note). The last line is a repetition of Proverbs 11:14 (comp. also Proverbs 15:22). Septuagint, "War is made with generalship (κυβερνήσεως), and help with a heart that counsels." For by wise counsel thou shall make thy war,.... Counsel, as well as strength, is necessary for war: kings and states, before they enter on a war, should not only well consider the justness of their cause, but should consult whether they have a sufficiency of men and money to carry it on; and should concert the wisest methods to attack the enemy, or defend themselves; and, above all, should ask counsel of God; see 2 Kings 18:20. And this is true of our spiritual warfare with sin, Satan, the world, and false teachers; which requires not only strength to wage war with them, but wise counsel, that we may be able to understand and guard against their cunning, wiles, and stratagems: and this is principally to be asked of God, who is wonderful in counsel; and of good and experienced men, skilled in those matters;

and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety; to take the advice of wise counsellors, and many of them, even among men, is safe for princes and states, in the above case and in all others; and especially to ask and take counsel of God, who gives wisdom liberally to them that ask it; and of Christ, the wonderful Counsellor; and from the Scriptures, whom David made his counsellors; and from old experienced Christians, and ministers of the word, with whom are wisdom, counsel, and understanding; See Gill on Proverbs 11:14. 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.
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