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.
Darby Bible Translation
Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength; but the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
World English Bible
Then I said, "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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LibraryThree Youths Save Constantinople
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 …
Frederic William Farrar—Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom
Epistle cxxvii. From S. Columbanus to Pope Gregory .
Second Great Group of Parables.
"Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine.
A wise man scales the city of the mighty And brings down the stronghold in which they trust.
For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.
Wisdom strengthens a wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.
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