Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But there was found in it a poor wise man and he delivered the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man.

King James Version

Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

Holman Bible

Now a poor wise man was found in the city, and he delivered the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man.

International Standard Version

Now there was found within it a poor, but wise man. He delivered the city by his wisdom, but not one person remembered that poor man.

A Conservative Version

Now there was found in it a poor wise man. And he by his wisdom delivered the city, yet no man remembered that same poor man.

American Standard Version

Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

Amplified

But there was found in it a poor wise man, and by his wisdom he rescued the city. Yet no man [seriously] remembered that poor man.

Bible in Basic English

Now there was in the town a poor, wise man, and he, by his wisdom, kept the town safe. But no one had any memory of that same poor man.

Darby Translation

and there was found in it a poor wise man, who by his wisdom delivered the city; but no man remembered that poor man.

Julia Smith Translation

And a poor wise man was found in it, and he delivered the city by his wisdom; and not a man remembered that poor man.

King James 2000

Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Now, a poor wise man was found in it, and he delivered the city by his wisdom.

Modern King James verseion

And a poor wise man was found in it, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that poor man.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And in the city there was found a poor man - but he was wise - which with his wisdom delivered the city: yet was there no body, that had any respect for such a simple man.

NET Bible

However, a poor but wise man lived in the city, and he could have delivered the city by his wisdom, but no one listened to that poor man.

New Heart English Bible

Now a poor wise man was found in it, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

The Emphasized Bible

but there was found therein, a man, poor but wise, and, he, delivered the city by his wisdom, - yet, no one, remembered that poor man.

Webster

Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

World English Bible

Now a poor wise man was found in it, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

Youngs Literal Translation

and there hath been found in it a poor wise man, and he hath delivered the city by his wisdom, and men have not remembered that poor man!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

in it a poor
מסכּן 
Micken 
Usage: 4

חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

and he by his wisdom
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

מלט 
Malat 
Usage: 95

the city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

yet no man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

מסכּן 
Micken 
Usage: 4

References

Context Readings

Wisdom'Although Vulnerable'Is Superior To Power

14 There was a small city with few men in it and a great king came to it, surrounded it and constructed large siegeworks against it. 15 But there was found in it a poor wise man and he delivered the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man. 16 So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 4:13

A poor yet wise lad is better than an old and foolish king who no longer knows how to receive instruction.

Genesis 40:23

Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

2 Samuel 20:22

Then the woman wisely came to all the people. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri and threw it to Joab. So he blew the trumpet, and they were dispersed from the city, each to his tent. Joab also returned to the king at Jerusalem.

Esther 6:2-3

It was found written what Mordecai had reported concerning Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs who were doorkeepers, that they had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus.

Ecclesiastes 2:16

For there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man as with the fool, inasmuch as in the coming days all will be forgotten. And how the wise man and the fool alike die!

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