Ecclesiastes 9:17
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New International Version
The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.

King James Bible
The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

Darby Bible Translation
The words of the wise are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

World English Bible
The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him who rules among fools.

Young's Literal Translation
The words of the wise in quiet are heard, More than the cry of a ruler over fools.

Ecclesiastes 9:17 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The words of wise men are heard in quiet - In the tumult of war the words of Archimedes were not heard; and his life was lost.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 41:33-40 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt...

1 Samuel 7:3-6 And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, If you do return to the LORD with all your hearts...

Proverbs 28:23 He that rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favor than he that flatters with the tongue.

Isaiah 42:2,4 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street...

James 1:20 For the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God.

James 3:17,18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits...

Library
The Lapse of Time.
"Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest."--Eccles. ix. 10. Solomon's advice that we should do whatever our hand findeth to do with our might, naturally directs our thoughts to that great work in which all others are included, which will outlive all other works, and for which alone we really are placed here below--the salvation of our souls. And the consideration of this great work,
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII

Annunciation to Joseph of the Birth of Jesus.
(at Nazareth, b.c. 5.) ^A Matt. I. 18-25. ^a 18 Now the birth [The birth of Jesus is to handled with reverential awe. We are not to probe into its mysteries with presumptuous curiosity. The birth of common persons is mysterious enough (Eccl. ix. 5; Ps. cxxxix. 13-16), and we do not well, therefore, if we seek to be wise above what is written as to the birth of the Son of God] of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary had been betrothed [The Jews were usually betrothed ten or twelve months
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

Ephesus
While Apollos was preaching at Corinth, Paul fulfilled his promise to return to Ephesus. He had made a brief visit to Jerusalem and had spent some time at Antioch, the scene of his early labors. Thence he traveled through Asia Minor, "over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia" (Acts 18:23), visiting the churches which he himself had established, and strengthening the faith of the believers. In the time of the apostles the western portion of Asia Minor was known as the Roman province of Asia. Ephesus,
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Solomon's Temple Spiritualized
or, Gospel Light Fetched out of the Temple at Jerusalem, to Let us More Easily into the Glory of New Testament Truths. 'Thou son of man, shew the house to the house of Isreal;--shew them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out hereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof.'--Ezekiel 43:10, 11 London: Printed for, and sold by George Larkin, at the Two Swans without Bishopgate,
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

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