Parallel Verses

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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 a poor wise man was found in the city, and he delivered the city by his wisdom. Yet no one remembered that poor man. 16 And I said, “Wisdom is better than strength, but the wisdom of the poor man is despised, and his words are not heeded.” 17 The calm words of the wise are heeded
more than the shouts of a ruler over fools.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 7:19

Wisdom makes the wise man stronger
than ten rulers of a city.

Proverbs 21:22

A wise person went up against a city of warriors
and brought down its secure fortress.

Proverbs 10:15

A rich man’s wealth is his fortified city;
the poverty of the poor is their destruction.

Proverbs 24:5

A wise warrior is better than a strong one,
and a man of knowledge than one of strength;

Ecclesiastes 9:18

Wisdom is better than weapons of war,
but one sinner can destroy much good.

Mark 6:2-3

When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard Him were astonished. “Where did this man get these things?” they said. “What is this wisdom given to Him, and how are these miracles performed by His hands?

John 7:47-49

Then the Pharisees responded to them: “Are you fooled too?

John 9:24-34

So a second time they summoned the man who had been blind and told him, “Give glory to God. We know that this man is a sinner!”

1 Corinthians 1:26-29

Brothers, consider your calling: Not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth.

James 2:2-6

For example, a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and a poor man dressed in dirty clothes also comes in.

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