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Ecclesiastes 7:19

    Ecclesiastes 7:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers that are in a city.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Wisdom makes a wise man stronger than ten rulers in a town.

    Webster's Revision

    Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers that are in a city.

    World English Bible

    Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers which are in a city.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 7:19

    Wisdom strengtheneth the wise - One wise, thoroughly learned, and scientific man, may be of more use in fortifying and defending a city, than ten princes. Witness the case of Syracuse, when attacked by the Romans both by sea and land. Archimedes, by his engines, burnt and dashed their fleet to pieces, and destroyed all that came near the walls. And had not the city been betrayed and he killed, all their force and skill could not have taken it.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 7:19

    7:19 Strengthen - Supports him in, and secures him against troubles and dangers.