New Living Translation
One wise person is stronger than ten leading citizens of a town!
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.
Ecclesiastes 7:19 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:19 Strengthen - Supports him in, and secures him against troubles and dangers.
LibraryOf the First Covenant Made with Man
Gen. ii. 17.--"But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shall not eat of it, for in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die."--Gen. i. 26.--"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." The state wherein man was created at first, you heard was exceeding good,--all …
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Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
Letter xxviii (Circa A. D. 1130) to the Abbots Assembled at Soissons
Common sense and success belong to me. Insight and strength are mine.
The wise conquer the city of the strong and level the fortress in which they trust.
It is better to be a poor but wise youth than an old and foolish king who refuses all advice.
Wisdom and money can get you almost anything, but only wisdom can save your life.
Here is another bit of wisdom that has impressed me as I have watched the way our world works.
So even though wisdom is better than strength, those who are wise will be despised if they are poor. What they say will not be appreciated for long.
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