New Living Translation
A poor, wise man knew how to save the town, and so it was rescued. But afterward no one thought to thank him.
King James Bible
Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Darby Bible Translation
and there was found in it a poor wise man, who by his wisdom delivered the city; but no man remembered that poor man.
World English Bible
Now a poor wise man was found in it, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
Young's Literal Translation
and there hath been found in it a poor wise man, and he hath delivered the city by his wisdom, and men have not remembered that poor man!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:15 Yet - He was soon neglected and his great service forgotten.
LibraryRelation v. Observations on Certain Points of Spirituality.
1. "What is it that distresses thee, little sinner? Am I not thy God? Dost thou not see how ill I am treated here? If thou lovest Me, why art thou not sorry for Me? Daughter, light is very different from darkness. I am faithful; no one will be lost without knowing it. He must be deceiving himself who relies on spiritual sweetnesses; the true safety lies in the witness of a good conscience.  But let no one think that of himself he can abide in the light, any more than he can hinder the natural …
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Epistle xxxiv. To Venantius, Ex-Monk, Patrician of Syracuse .
Jewish views on Trade, Tradesmen, and Trades' Guilds
Pharaoh's chief cup-bearer, however, forgot all about Joseph, never giving him another thought.
2 Samuel 20:22
Then the woman went to all the people with her wise advice, and they cut off Sheba's head and threw it out to Joab. So he blew the ram's horn and called his troops back from the attack. They all returned to their homes, and Joab returned to the king at Jerusalem.
The wise conquer the city of the strong and level the fortress in which they trust.
For the wise and the foolish both die. The wise will not be remembered any longer than the fool. In the days to come, both will be forgotten.
It is better to be a poor but wise youth than an old and foolish king who refuses all advice.
I have seen wicked people buried with honor. Yet they were the very ones who frequented the Temple and are now praised in the same city where they committed their crimes! This, too, is meaningless.
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