Proverbs 24:6
New International Version
Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers.

New Living Translation
So don't go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.

English Standard Version
for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Berean Study Bible
only with sound guidance should you wage war, and victory lies in a multitude of counselors.

New American Standard Bible
For by wise guidance you will wage war, And in abundance of counselors there is victory.

King James Bible
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellers there is safety.

Christian Standard Bible
for you should wage war with sound guidance--victory comes with many counselors.

Contemporary English Version
Battles are won by listening to advice and making a lot of plans.

Good News Translation
After all, you must make careful plans before you fight a battle, and the more good advice you get, the more likely you are to win.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for you should wage war with sound guidance-- victory comes with many counselors.

International Standard Version
For through wise counsel you will wage your war, and victory lies in an abundance of advisors.

NET Bible
for with guidance you wage your war, and with numerous advisers there is victory.

New Heart English Bible
for by wise guidance you wage your war; and victory is in many advisors.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
War is made in provocation, and salvation in the abundance of counsel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, with the right strategy you can wage war, and with many advisers there is victory.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For with wise advice thou shalt make thy war; And in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

New American Standard 1977
For by wise guidance you will wage war, And in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war, and in the multitude of counsellors there is saving health.

King James 2000 Bible
For by wise counsel you shall wage your war: and in a multitude of counselors there is safety.

American King James Version
For by wise counsel you shall make your war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.

American Standard Version
For by wise guidance thou shalt make thy war; And in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
War is carried on with generalship, and aid is supplied to the heart of a counsellor.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because war is managed by due ordering: and there shall be safety where there are many counsels.

Darby Bible Translation
For with good advice shalt thou make thy war; and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

English Revised Version
For by wise guidance thou shalt make thy war: and in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Webster's Bible Translation
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counselors there is safety.

World English Bible
for by wise guidance you wage your war; and victory is in many advisors.

Young's Literal Translation
For by plans thou makest for thyself war, And deliverance is in a multitude of counsellors.
Study Bible
Do not Envy
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. 7Wisdom is too high for a fool; he does not open his mouth in the meeting place.…
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 11:14
For lack of guidance, a nation falls, but with many counselors comes deliverance.

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

Treasury of Scripture

For by wise counsel you shall make your war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.

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Proverbs 20:18
Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Luke 14:31
Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?

1 Corinthians 9:25-27
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible…

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Proverbs 11:14
Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.

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







Lexicon
only
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

with sound guidance
בְ֭תַחְבֻּלוֹת (ḇə·ṯaḥ·bu·lō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8458: Steerage, guidance, a plan

should you wage
תַּעֲשֶׂה־ (ta·‘ă·śeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

war,
מִלְחָמָ֑ה (mil·ḥā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war

and victory
וּ֝תְשׁוּעָ֗ה (ū·ṯə·šū·‘āh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8668: Deliverance, salvation

lies in a multitude
בְּרֹ֣ב (bə·rōḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

of counselors.
יוֹעֵֽץ׃ (yō·w·‘êṣ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve
(6) Wise counsel.--See above on Proverbs 1:5. In the great spiritual fight also (Ephesians 6:12) we need wise counsel, to see the end to be aimed at, and the means of attaining it.

Verse 6. - Thy war; war for thyself, for thy profit, equivalent to "successful war" (comp. Exodus 14:14). The clause is an echo of Proverbs 20:18 (where see note). The last line is a repetition of Proverbs 11:14 (comp. also Proverbs 15:22). Septuagint, "War is made with generalship (κυβερνήσεως), and help with a heart that counsels." 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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