Proverbs 24:5
New International Version
The wise prevail through great power, and those who have knowledge muster their strength.

New Living Translation
The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.

English Standard Version
A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might,

Berean Study Bible
A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge enhances his strength.

New American Standard Bible
A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.

King James Bible
A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

Christian Standard Bible
A wise warrior is better than a strong one, and a man of knowledge than one of strength;

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom brings strength, and knowledge gives power.

Good News Translation
Being wise is better than being strong; yes, knowledge is more important than strength.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A wise warrior is better than a strong one, and a man of knowledge than one of strength;

International Standard Version
A wise man is strong, and a knowledgeable man grows in strength.

NET Bible
A wise warrior is strong, and a man of knowledge makes his strength stronger;

New Heart English Bible
A wise man has great power; and a knowledgeable man increases strength;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The wise is better than the strong, and a man of knowledge than a mighty man of power.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A strong man knows how to use his strength, but a person with knowledge is even more powerful.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A wise man is strong; Yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

New American Standard 1977
A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The wise man is strong; and the man of understanding is a mighty man of valour.

King James 2000 Bible
A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increases strength.

American King James Version
A wise man is strong; yes, a man of knowledge increases strength.

American Standard Version
A wise man is strong; Yea, a man of knowledge increaseth might,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A wise man is better than a strong man; and a man who has prudence than a large estate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A wise man is strong: and a knowing man, stout and valiant.

Darby Bible Translation
A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

English Revised Version
A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth might.

Webster's 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,
Study Bible
Do not Envy
4through knowledge its rooms are filled with every precious and beautiful treasure. 5A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge enhances his strength; 6Only with sound guidance should you wage war, and victory lies in a multitude of counselors.…
Cross References
Proverbs 21:22
A wise man scales the city of the mighty and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust.

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

Treasury of Scripture

A wise man is strong; yes, a man of knowledge increases strength.

a wise

Proverbs 8:14
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

Proverbs 10:29
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 21:22
A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

strong

Psalm 84:7
They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Colossians 1:11
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;







Lexicon
A wise
חָכָ֥ם (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

man
גֶּֽבֶר־ (ge·ḇer-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

[is] strong,
בַּע֑וֹז (ba·‘ō·wz)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5797: Strength, might

and a man
וְאִֽישׁ־ (wə·’îš-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of knowledge
דַּ֝֗עַת (da·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1847: Knowledge

enhances
מְאַמֶּץ־ (mə·’am·meṣ-)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 553: To be stout, strong, bold, alert

his strength;
כֹּֽחַ׃ (kō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)
(5) A man of knowledge increaseth strength.--For the spiritual sense, comp. 2Peter 3:18.

Verses 5, 6. - Wisdom is beneficial in peace and war. Verse 5. - A wise man is strong. בעוז, "in strength," full of strength, because, however feeble in body, he is wise in counsel, firm in purpose, brave in conduct, thoroughly to be depended upon, and supported by his perfect trust in God (comp. Proverbs 21:22). The Septuagint, with which agree the Syriac and Chaldee, reading differently, renders, "A wise man is better than a strong man" - a sentiment which Lesetre compares to Cicoro's "cedant arma togae." A man of knowledge increaseth strength; literally, strengtheneth power; shows greater, superior power, as Amos 2:14. The Septuagint, from some corruption of the text, renders, "And a man having prudence (is better) than a large estate (γεωργίου μεγάλου);" i.e. wisdom will bring a man more worldly advantages than the possession of extensive farms. The gnome is proved by what follows. 24:1,2 Envy not sinners. And let not a desire ever come into thy mind, Oh that I could shake off restraints! 3-6. Piety and prudence in outward affairs, both go together to complete a wise man. By knowledge the soul is filled with the graces and comforts of the spirit, those precious and pleasant riches. The spirit is strengthened for the spiritual work and the spiritual warfare, by true wisdom. 7-9. A weak man thinks wisdom is too high for him, therefore he will take no pains for it. It is bad to do evil, but worse to devise it. Even the first risings of sin in the heart are sin, and must be repented of. Those that strive to make others hateful, make themselves so. 10. Under troubles we are apt to despair of relief. But be of good courage, and God shall strengthen thy heart. 11,12. If a man know that his neighbour is in danger by any unjust proceeding, he is bound to do all in his power to deliver him. And what is it to suffer immortal souls to perish, when our persuasions and example may be the means of preventing it? 13,14. We are quickened to the study of wisdom by considering both the pleasure and the profit of it. All men relish things that are sweet to the palate; but many have no relish for the things that are sweet to the purified soul, and that make us wise unto salvation. 15,16. The sincere soul falls as a traveller may do, by stumbling at some stone in his path; but gets up, and goes on his way with more care and speed. This is rather to be understood of falls into affliction, than falls into actual sin.
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