New International Version
I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness.
King James Bible
Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
Darby Bible Translation
And I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as light excelleth darkness.
World English Bible
Then I saw that wisdom excels folly, as far as light excels darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
And I saw that there is an advantage to wisdom above folly, like the advantage of the light above the darkness.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly - Though in none of these pursuits I found the supreme good, the happiness my soul longed after; yet I could easily perceive that wisdom excelled the others, as far as light excels darkness. And he immediately subjoins the reasons.
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that wisdom excelleth folly or that there is an excellency in wisdom more than in folly
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Of Spiritual Aridity Though God hath no other desire than to impart Himself to the loving soul that seeks Him, yet He frequently conceals Himself that the soul may be roused from sloth, and impelled to seek Him with fidelity and love. But with what abundant goodness doth He recompense the faithfulness of His beloved? And how sweetly are these apparent withdrawings of Himself succeeded by the consoling caresses of love? At these seasons we are apt to believe, either that it proves our fidelity, and …
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James the Brother of the Lord.
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