Ecclesiastes 9:16
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וְאָמַ֣רְתִּי
wə-’ā-mar-tî
And saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-1cs
589 [e]אָ֔נִי
’ā-nî,
IPro-1cs
2896 [e]טוֹבָ֥ה
ṭō-w-ḇāh
[is] betterAdj-fs
2451 [e]חָכְמָ֖ה
ḥāḵ-māh
WisdomN-fs
1369 [e]מִגְּבוּרָ֑ה
mig-gə-ḇū-rāh;
than strengthPrep-m | N-fs
2451 [e]וְחָכְמַ֤ת
wə-ḥā-ḵə-maṯ
And nevertheless wisdomConj-w | N-fsc
4542 [e]הַמִּסְכֵּן֙
ham-mis-kên
of the poor manArt | Adj-ms
959 [e]בְּזוּיָ֔ה
bə-zū-yāh,
[is] despisedV-Qal-QalPassPrtcpl-fs
1697 [e]וּדְבָרָ֖יו
ū-ḏə-ḇā-rāw
and his wordsConj-w | N-mpc | 3ms
369 [e]אֵינָ֥ם
’ê-nām
notAdv | 3mp
8085 [e]נִשְׁמָעִֽים׃
niš-mā-‘îm.
are heardV-Nifal-Prtcpl-mp









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 9:16 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וְאָמַ֣רְתִּי אָ֔נִי טֹובָ֥ה חָכְמָ֖ה מִגְּבוּרָ֑ה וְחָכְמַ֤ת הַמִּסְכֵּן֙ בְּזוּיָ֔ה וּדְבָרָ֖יו אֵינָ֥ם נִשְׁמָעִֽים׃

קהלת 9:16 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ואמרתי אני טובה חכמה מגבורה וחכמת המסכן בזויה ודבריו אינם נשמעים׃

קהלת 9:16 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ואמרתי אני טובה חכמה מגבורה וחכמת המסכן בזויה ודבריו אינם נשמעים׃

קהלת 9:16 Hebrew Bible
ואמרתי אני טובה חכמה מגבורה וחכמת המסכן בזויה ודבריו אינם נשמעים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded.

King James Bible
Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I said, "Wisdom is better than strength, but the wisdom of the poor man is despised, and his words are not heeded."
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