Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

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.

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

Fausets

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 quiet are better than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroyeth much good.


Cross References

Joshua 7:1

But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the devoted thing; for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the devoted thing: and the anger of Jehovah was kindled against the children of Israel.

Joshua 7:5

And the men of Ai smote of them about thirty and six men; and they chased them from before the gate even unto Shebarim, and smote them at the descent; and the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.

Joshua 7:11-12

Israel hath sinned; yea, they have even transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: yea, they have even taken of the devoted thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also; and they have even put it among their own stuff.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

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

Joshua 22:20

Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the devoted thing, and wrath fell upon all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.

1 Samuel 14:28-29

Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth food this day. And the people were faint.

1 Samuel 14:36-46

And 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 whatsoever seemeth good unto thee. Then said the priest, Let us draw near hither unto God.

2 Samuel 20:1-2

And there happened to be there a base fellow, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew the trumpet, and said, We have no portion in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.

2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his coming;

2 Timothy 2:16-18

But shun profane babblings: for they will proceed further in ungodliness,

2 Timothy 3:8

And even as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also withstand the truth. Men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers after their own lusts;

Titus 1:10-11

For there are many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision,

Hebrews 12:15-16

looking carefully lest there be any man that falleth short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you , and thereby the many be defiled;

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