New American Standard Bible
Also this I came to see as wisdom under the sun, and it impressed me.
King James Bible
This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:
Darby Bible Translation
This also have I seen as wisdom under the sun, and it was great unto me.
World English Bible
I have also seen wisdom under the sun in this way, and it seemed great to me.
Young's Literal Translation
This also I have seen: wisdom under the sun, and it is great to me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Or, Also this have I seen - wisdom under the sun, and great it seemed to me.
From this verse to the end of Ecclesiastes 10, the writer inculcates, in a series of proverbs, wisdom in contrast to folly, as the best remedy in the present life to the evil of vanity.
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Now there was found in that city a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no one remembered that same poor man. Eccl. ix. 15. After these events it really seems as if Gaïnas, to use a modern expression, had completely lost his head, or, to give the view of it taken by himself and his contemporaries, as if a demon had begun to trouble him; for his conduct became aimless and uncertain. Discontent, revenge, ambition, and evil counsels destroyed in him all capacity for wise …
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Epistle cxxvii. From S. Columbanus to Pope Gregory .
Second Great Group of Parables.
2 Samuel 20:22
Then the woman wisely came to all the people. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri and threw it to Joab. So he blew the trumpet, and they were dispersed from the city, each to his tent. Joab also returned to the king at Jerusalem.
Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them.
There was a small city with few men in it and a great king came to it, surrounded it and constructed large siegeworks against it.
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