Ecclesiastes 9:16
559 [e]   16
wə·’ā·mar·tî   16
וְאָמַ֣רְתִּי   16
And said   16
Conj‑w | V‑Qal‑ConjPerf‑1cs   16
  
 

 
 
 589 [e]
’ā·nî,
אָ֔נִי
I
Pro‑1cs
2896 [e]
ṭō·w·ḇāh
טוֹבָ֥ה
[is] better
Adj‑fs
2451 [e]
ḥāḵ·māh
חָכְמָ֖ה
Wisdom
N‑fs
  
 
.
 
 
 1369 [e]
mig·gə·ḇū·rāh;
מִגְּבוּרָ֑ה
than strength
Prep‑m | N‑fs
2451 [e]
wə·ḥā·ḵə·maṯ
וְחָכְמַ֤ת
And nevertheless wisdom
Conj‑w | N‑fsc
4542 [e]
ham·mis·kên
הַמִּסְכֵּן֙
of the poor man
Art | Adj‑ms
  
 

 
 
 959 [e]
bə·zū·yāh,
בְּזוּיָ֔ה
[is] despised
V‑Qal‑QalPassPrtcpl‑fs
1697 [e]
ū·ḏə·ḇā·rāw
וּדְבָרָ֖יו
and his words
Conj‑w | N‑mpc | 3ms
369 [e]
’ê·nām
אֵינָ֥ם
not
Adv | 3mp
  
 
.
 
 
 8085 [e]
niš·mā·‘îm.
נִשְׁמָעִֽים׃
are heard
V‑Nifal‑Prtcpl‑mp








Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I said, “ Wisdom is better than strength, but the wisdom of the poor man is despised, and his words are not heeded.”

New American Standard Bible
So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded.

King James Bible
Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom [is] despised, and his words are not heard.
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International Standard Version
So I concluded, "Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless, the wisdom of the poor is rejected—his words are never heard."

American Standard Version
Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Young's Literal Translation
And I said, 'Better is wisdom than might, and the wisdom of the poor is despised, and his words are not heard.' --
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