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Proverbs 21:22

    Proverbs 21:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and casts down the strength of the confidence thereof.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, And bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A wise man goes up into the town of the strong ones, and overcomes its strength in which they put their faith.

    Webster's Revision

    A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, And bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

    World English Bible

    A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the strength of its confidence.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 21:22

    A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty - Wisdom is in many respects preferable to strength, even in the case of defense. See what skill does in the fortification and reduction of strong places.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 21:22

    Even in war, counsel does more than brute strength. So of the warfare which is carried on in the inner battlefield of the soul. There also wisdom is mighty to the "pulling down of strongholds" (2 Corinthians 10:4, where Paul uses the very words of the Septuagint Version of this passage), and the wise man scales and keeps the city which the strong man armed has seized and made his own.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 21:22

    21:22 The strength - The strongest sorts to which the citizens trust.