Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

New American Standard Bible

So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded.

King James Version

Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Holman Bible

And I said, “Wisdom is better than strength, but the wisdom of the poor man is despised, and his words are not heeded.”

International Standard Version

So I concluded, "Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless, the wisdom of the poor is rejected his words are never heard."

A Conservative Version

Then I said, Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Amplified

But I say that wisdom is better than strength, though the poor man’s wisdom is despised and his words are not heeded.

Bible in Basic English

Then I said, Wisdom is better than strength, but the poor man's wisdom is not respected, and his words are not given a hearing.

Darby Translation

Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength; but the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Julia Smith Translation

And I said, Wisdom is good above strength: and the wisdom of the poor one was despised, and his words not heard.

King James 2000

Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So I concluded that wisdom [is] better than might, yet the wisdom of the poor is despised, and his words are not heard.

Modern King James verseion

And I said, Wisdom is better than strength; but the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then said I, "Wisdom is better than strength." Nevertheless, a simple man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

NET Bible

So I concluded that wisdom is better than might, but a poor man's wisdom is despised; no one ever listens to his advice.

New Heart English Bible

Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

The Emphasized Bible

Then said, I, Better is wisdom than strength, - although, the wisdom of the poor man, be despised, and, his words, not heard.

Webster

Then said I, wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

World English Bible

Then I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." Nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Youngs Literal Translation

And I said, 'Better is wisdom than might, and the wisdom of the poor is despised, and his words are not heard.' --

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
I, Wisdom
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

גּבוּרה 
G@buwrah 
Usage: 61

מסכּן 
Micken 
Usage: 4

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

בּזה 
Bazah 
Usage: 42

and his words
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Wisdom'Although Vulnerable'Is Superior To Power

15 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. 16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. 17 The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 7:19

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

Proverbs 21:22

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

Proverbs 10:15

The rich man's wealth is his strong city: The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Proverbs 24:5

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

Ecclesiastes 9:18

Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroyeth much good.

Mark 6:2-3

And when the sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, Whence hath this man these things? and, What is the wisdom that is given unto this man, and what mean'such mighty works wrought by his hands?

John 7:47-49

The Pharisees therefore answered them, Are ye also led astray?

John 9:24-34

So they called a second time the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give glory to God: we know that this man is a sinner.

1 Corinthians 1:26-29

For behold your calling, brethren, that not many wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called :

James 2:2-6

For if there come into your synagogue a man with a gold ring, in fine clothing, and there come in also a poor man in vile clothing;

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