Proverbs 11:14
New International Version
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.

New Living Translation
Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers.

English Standard Version
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

Berean Study Bible
For lack of guidance, a nation falls, but with many counselors comes deliverance.

New American Standard Bible
Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.

King James Bible
Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.

Christian Standard Bible
Without guidance, a people will fall, but with many counselors there is deliverance.

Contemporary English Version
A city without wise leaders will end up in ruin; a city with many wise leaders will be kept safe.

Good News Translation
A nation will fall if it has no guidance. Many advisers mean security.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Without guidance, people fall, but with many counselors there is deliverance.

International Standard Version
A nation falls through a lack of guidance, but victory comes through the counsel of many.

NET Bible
When there is no guidance a nation falls, but there is success in the abundance of counselors.

New Heart English Bible
Where there is no wise guidance, the nation falls, but in the multitude of counselors there is victory.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A people that has no leadership will fall and its salvation is in much counsel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A nation will fall when there is no direction, but with many advisers there is victory.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Where no wise direction is, a people falleth; But in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

New American Standard 1977
Where there is no guidance, the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Jubilee Bible 2000
When intelligence is lacking, the people shall fall, but in the multitude of counsellors there is salvation.

King James 2000 Bible
Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

American King James Version
Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

American Standard Version
Where no wise guidance is, the people falleth; But in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They that have no guidance fall like leaves: but in much counsel there is safety.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where there is no governor, the people shall fall: but there is safety where there is much counsel.

Darby Bible Translation
Where no advice is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

English Revised Version
Where no wise guidance is, the people falleth: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Webster's Bible Translation
Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors 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.
Study Bible
Dishonest Scales
13A gossip reveals a secret, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence. 14For lack of guidance, a nation falls, but with many counselors comes deliverance. 15He who puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but the one who hates indebtedness is secure.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 22:4
And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done, for to his destruction they were his counselors after the death of his father.

Proverbs 15:22
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

Proverbs 20:18
Set plans by consultation, and wage war under sound guidance.

Proverbs 24:6
only with sound guidance should you wage war, and victory lies in a multitude of counselors.

Treasury of Scripture

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Proverbs 15:22
Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellers they are established.

Proverbs 16:22
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 24:6
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellers there is safety.







Lexicon
For lack
בְּאֵ֣ין (bə·’ên)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

of guidance,
תַּ֭חְבֻּלוֹת (taḥ·bu·lō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8458: Steerage, guidance, a plan

a nation
עָ֑ם (‘ām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

falls,
יִפָּל־ (yip·pāl-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

but with many
בְּרֹ֣ב (bə·rōḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

counselors
יוֹעֵֽץ׃ (yō·w·‘êṣ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

[comes] deliverance.
וּ֝תְשׁוּעָ֗ה (ū·ṯə·šū·‘āh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8668: Deliverance, salvation
(14) In the multitude of counsellors there is safety--i.e., where there are plenty to guide the state.

Verse 14. - Where no counsel is. The word properly means "steersmanship," "pilotage" (Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 12:5; Proverbs 24:6). So Vulgate, gubernator; Septuagint, κυβέρνησις, "They who have no government fall like leaves," reading alim instead of am. In the multitude of counsellors (Proverbs 15:22; Proverbs 20:18; Proverbs 24:6). This would go to prove the superiority of a popular government over the despotism of a single ruler. But the caution of our homely proverb is net inopportune, "Too many cooks spoil the broth." 11:1 However men may make light of giving short weight or measure, and however common such crimes may be, they are an abomination to the Lord. 2. Considering how safe, and quiet, and easy the humble are, we see that with the lowly is wisdom. 3. An honest man's principles are fixed, therefore his way is plain. 4. Riches will stand men in no stead in the day of death. 5,6. The ways of wickedness are dangerous. And sin will be its own punishment. 7. When a godly man dies, all his fears vanish; but when a wicked man dies, his hopes vanish. 8. The righteous are often wonderfully kept from going into dangerous situations, and the ungodly go in their stead. 9. Hypocrites delude men into error and sin by artful objections against the truths of God's word. 10,11. Nations prosper when wicked men are cast down. 12. A man of understanding does not judge of others by their success. 13. A faithful man will not disclose what he is trusted with, unless the honour of God and the real good of society require it. 14. We shall often find it to our advantage to advise with others. 15. The welfare of our families, our own peace, and our ability to pay just debts, must not be brought into danger. But here especially let us consider the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ in becoming Surety even for enemies. 16. A pious and discreet woman will keep esteem and respect, as strong men keep possession of wealth. 17. A cruel, froward, ill-natured man, is vexatious to those that are, and should be to him as his own flesh, and punishes himself. 18. He that makes it his business to do good, shall have a reward, as sure to him as eternal truth can make it. 19. True holiness is true happiness. The more violent a man is in sinful pursuits, the more he hastens his own destruction. 20. Nothing is more hateful to God, than hypocrisy and double dealing, which are here signified. God delights in such as aim and act with uprightness. 21. Joining together in sin shall not protect the sinners. 22. Beauty is abused by those who have not discretion or modesty with it. This is true of all bodily endowments. 23. The wicked desire mischief to others, but it shall return upon themselves. 24. A man may grow poor by not paying just debts, not relieving the poor, not allowing needful expenses. Let men be ever so saving of what they have, if God appoints, it comes to nothing. 25. Both in temporal and spiritual things, God commonly deals with his people according to the measure by which they deal with their brethren. 26. We must not hoard up the gifts of God's bounty, merely for our own advantage. 27. Seeking mischief is here set against seeking good; for those that are not doing good are doing hurt, even to themselves.
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