Ecclesiastes 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

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

International Standard Version

Wisdom is better than weapons of war, and a single sinner can destroy a lot of good.

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

Wisdom is better than instruments of war, but one sinner is the destruction of much good.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Wisdom is good above the instruments of encounter: and one sinning will destroy much good.

King James 2000

Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroys much good.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Wisdom [is] better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

Modern King James verseion

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

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For wisdom is better than harness: but one unthrifty alone destroyeth much good.

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

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

The Emphasized Bible

Better is wisdom, than weapons of war, - but, one sinner, may destroy much good.

Webster

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

World English Bible

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

Youngs Literal Translation

Better is wisdom than weapons of conflict, And one sinner destroyeth much good!

Interlinear

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

of war
קרב 
Q@rab 
Usage: 9

but one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

References

Images Ecclesiastes 9:18

Prayers for Ecclesiastes 9:18

Context Readings

Wisdom'Although Vulnerable'Is Superior To Folly

17 The words of the wise heard in quietness are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools. 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.


Cross References

Joshua 7:1

But the sons of Israel acted unfaithfully in regard to the things under the ban, for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah, took some of the things under the ban, therefore the anger of the LORD burned against the sons of Israel.

Joshua 7:5

The men of Ai struck down about thirty-six of their men, and pursued them from the gate as far as Shebarim and struck them down on the descent, so the hearts of the people melted and became as water.

Joshua 7:11-12

"Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. And they have even taken some of the things under the ban and have both stolen and deceived. Moreover, they have also put them among their own things.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

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

Joshua 22:20

'Did not Achan the son of Zerah act unfaithfully in the things under the ban, and wrath fall on all the congregation of Israel? And that man did not perish alone in his iniquity.'"

1 Samuel 14:28-29

Then one of the people said, "Your father strictly put the people under oath, saying, 'Cursed be the man who eats food today.'" And the people were weary.

1 Samuel 14:36-46

Then Saul said, "Let us go down after the Philistines by night and take spoil among them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them." And they said, "Do whatever seems good to you." So the priest said, "Let us draw near to God here."

2 Samuel 20:1-2

Now a worthless fellow happened to be there whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew the trumpet and said, "We have no portion in David, Nor do we have inheritance in the son of Jesse; Every man to his tents, O Israel!"

2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;

2 Timothy 2:16-18

But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness,

2 Timothy 3:8

Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men of depraved mind, rejected in regard to the faith.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,

Titus 1:10-11

For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,

Hebrews 12:15-16

See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;



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