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
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryThe 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.
Solomon's Temple Spiritualized
It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person than to listen to the song of fools.
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.
Jump to PreviousAcceptable Better Cry Ear Fools Heard Heeded Noted Quiet Quietly Quietness Ruler Rules Ruleth Shouting Shouts Wise Words
Jump to NextAcceptable Better Cry Ear Fools Heard Heeded Noted Quiet Quietly Quietness Ruler Rules Ruleth Shouting Shouts Wise Words
LinksEcclesiastes 9:17 NIV
Ecclesiastes 9:17 NLT
Ecclesiastes 9:17 ESV
Ecclesiastes 9:17 NASB
Ecclesiastes 9:17 KJV
Ecclesiastes 9:17 Bible Apps
Ecclesiastes 9:17 Biblia Paralela
Ecclesiastes 9:17 Chinese Bible
Ecclesiastes 9:17 French Bible
Ecclesiastes 9:17 German Bible
Ecclesiastes 9:17 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.