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.

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

New King James Version
A wise man is strong, Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength;

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

NASB 1995
A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.

NASB 1977
A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.

Amplified Bible
A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge strengthens his power;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
The wise [is] mighty in strength, "" And a man of knowledge is strengthening power,

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;

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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;









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

his strength;
כֹּֽחַ׃ (kō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)


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