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Ecclesiastes 9:17

    Ecclesiastes 9:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that rules among fools.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The words of the wise which come quietly to the ear are noted more than the cry of a ruler among the foolish.

    Webster's Revision

    The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

    World English Bible

    The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him who rules among fools.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The words of the wise spoken in quiet are heard more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 9:17

    The words of wise men are heard in quiet - In the tumult of war the words of Archimedes were not heard; and his life was lost.

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 9:17

    9:17 Of wise men - Though poor. In quiet - Uttered with a modest and low voice. The cry - The clamorous discourses of a rich and potent, but foolish man.