New International Version
Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful than ten rulers in a city.
King James Bible
Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.
Darby Bible Translation
Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty [men] that are in a city.
World English Bible
Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
Young's Literal Translation
The wisdom giveth strength to a wise man, more than wealth the rulers who have been in a city.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wisdom strengtheneth the wise - One wise, thoroughly learned, and scientific man, may be of more use in fortifying and defending a city, than ten princes. Witness the case of Syracuse, when attacked by the Romans both by sea and land. Archimedes, by his engines, burnt and dashed their fleet to pieces, and destroyed all that came near the walls. And had not the city been betrayed and he killed, all their force and skill could not have taken it.
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'Better is the end of a thing than the beginning.'--ECCLES. vii. 8. This Book of Ecclesiastes is the record of a quest after the chief good. The Preacher tries one thing after another, and tells his experiences. Amongst these are many blunders. It is the final lesson which he would have us learn, not the errors through which he reached it. 'The conclusion of the whole matter' is what he would commend to us, and to it he cleaves his way through a number of bitter exaggerations and of partial truths …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Eusebius' Accession to the Bishopric of Cæsarea.
Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight, I have power.
One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.
Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning.
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.
I also saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me:
So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.
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