English Standard Version
A wise man scales the city of the mighty and brings 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.
American Standard Version
A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, And bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
The wise man hath scaled the city of the strong, and hath cast down the strength of the confidence thereof.
English Revised Version
A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
Webster's Bible Translation
A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of its confidence.
Proverbs 21:22 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
16 A man who wanders from the way of understanding,
Shall dwell in the assembly of the dead.
Regarding השׂכּל, vid., Proverbs 1:3; and regarding רפאים, Proverbs 2:18. The verb נוּח means to repose, to take rest, Job 3:13, and to dwell anywhere, Proverbs 14:33; but originally like (Arab.) nâkh and hadd, to lay oneself down anywhere, and there to come to rest; and that is the idea which is here connected with ינוּח, for the figurative description of יאבד or ימוּת is formed after the designation of the subject, 16a: he who, forsaking the way of understanding, walks in the way of error, at length comes to the assembly of the dead; for every motion has an end, and every journey a goal, whether it be one that is self-appointed or which is appointed for him. Here also it is intimated that the way of the soul which loves wisdom and follows her goes in another direction than earthwards down into hades; hades and death, its background appear here as punishments, and it is true that as such one may escape them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Samuel 5:6
And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who said to David, "You will not come in here, but the blind and the lame will ward you off"--thinking, "David cannot come in here."
A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
Wisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
But there was found in it a poor, wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that poor man.
But I say that wisdom is better than might, though the poor man's wisdom is despised and his words are not heard.
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