New International Version
The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their strength.
King James Bible
A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Darby Bible Translation
A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
World English Bible
A wise man has great power; and a knowledgeable man increases strength;
Young's Literal Translation
Mighty is the wise in strength, And a man of knowledge is strengthening power,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A wise man is strong - His wisdom enables him to construct a great variety of machines, by which, under his own influence, he can do the labor of a hundred or even a thousand men. But in all cases wisdom gives power and influence; and he who is wise to salvation can overcome even Satan himself. The Septuagint has: "The wise is better than the strong; and the man who has prudence, than a stout husbandman."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
A Treatise on Good Works
One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.
Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers.
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