New International Version
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.
King James Bible
Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.
Darby Bible Translation
Where no advice is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
World English Bible
Where there is no wise guidance, the nation falls, but in the multitude of counselors there is victory.
Young's Literal Translation
Without counsels do a people fall, And deliverance is in a multitude of counsellors.
Proverbs 11:14 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A talebearer - הולך רכיל holech rachil, the walking busybody, the trader in scandal.
Revealeth secrets - Whatever was confided to him he is sure to publish abroad. The word means a hawker, or travelling chapman. Such are always great newsmongers; and will tell even their own secrets, rather than have nothing to say.
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Chester Cathedral, Nave Service, Evening. May 1872. Proverbs xi. 31. "Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner." This is the key-note of the Book of Proverbs--that men are punished or rewarded according to their deeds in this life; nay, it is the key-note of the whole Old Testament. "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; the countenance of the Lord is against them that do evil, to root out …
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2 Chronicles 22:4
He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done, for after his father's death they became his advisers, to his undoing.
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.
Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers.
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