Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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.

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.

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

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 are heard in quiet more 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 unfaithfulness in that which had been brought under the curse: Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed 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-six men; and they pursued them from before the gate to Shebarim, and smote them on the descent. Then the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.

Joshua 7:11-12

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

Ecclesiastes 9:16

Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength; but 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 accursed thing? and wrath fell on all the assembly of Israel, and he perished not alone in his iniquity.

1 Samuel 14:28-29

Then answered one of the people and said, Thy father strictly adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth food this day; and the people are faint.

1 Samuel 14:36-46

And Saul said, Let us go down after the Philistines by night, and plunder them until the morning light, and let us not leave a man of them. And they said, Do whatsoever is good in thy sight. Then said the priest, Let us come near hither to God.

2 Samuel 20:1-2

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

2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

and then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus shall consume with the breath of his mouth, and shall annul by the appearing of his coming;

2 Timothy 2:16-18

But profane, vain babblings shun, for they will advance to greater impiety,

2 Timothy 3:8

Now in the same manner in which Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, thus these also withstand the truth; men corrupted in mind, found worthless as regards the faith.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time shall be when they will not bear sound teaching; but according to their own lusts will heap up to themselves teachers, having an itching ear;

Titus 1:10-11

For there are many and disorderly vain speakers and deceivers of people's minds, specially those of the circumcision,

Hebrews 12:15-16

watching lest there be any one who lacks the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and many be defiled by it;

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