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Proverbs 24:5

    Proverbs 24:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A wise man is strong; yes, a man of knowledge increases strength.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A wise man is strong; Yea, a man of knowledge increaseth might,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A wise man is strong; and a man of knowledge makes strength greater.

    Webster's Revision

    A wise man is strong; Yea, a man of knowledge increaseth might,

    World English Bible

    A wise man has great power; and a knowledgeable man increases strength;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth might.

    Definitions for Proverbs 24:5

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 24:5

    A wise man is strong - His wisdom enables him to construct a great variety of machines, by which, under his own influence, he can do the labor of a hundred or even a thousand men. But in all cases wisdom gives power and influence; and he who is wise to salvation can overcome even Satan himself. The Septuagint has: "The wise is better than the strong; and the man who has prudence, than a stout husbandman."

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 24:5

    Is strong - literally, as in the margin; i. e., rooted and established in strength.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 24:5

    24:5 Is strong - Is courageous and resolute, and able by wisdom to do greater things than others can accomplish by strength.