Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 calm words of the wise are heeded
more than the shouts of a ruler over fools.
18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war,
but one sinner can destroy much good.


Cross References

Joshua 7:1

The Israelites, however, were unfaithful regarding the things set apart for destruction. Achan son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of what was set apart, and the Lord’s anger burned against the Israelites.

Joshua 7:5

The men of Ai struck down about 36 of them and chased them from outside the gate to the quarries, striking them down on the descent. As a result, the people’s hearts melted and became like water.

Joshua 7:11-12

Israel has sinned. They have violated My covenant that I appointed for them. They have taken some of what was set apart. They have stolen, deceived, and put the things with their own belongings.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

And 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

Wasn’t Achan son of Zerah unfaithful regarding what was set apart for destruction, bringing wrath on the entire community of Israel? He was not the only one who perished because of his sin.’”

1 Samuel 14:28-29

Then, one of the troops said, “Your father made the troops solemnly swear, ‘The man who eats food today is cursed,’ and the troops are exhausted.”

1 Samuel 14:36-46

Saul said, “Let’s go down after the Philistines tonight and plunder them until morning. Don’t let even one remain!”

“Do whatever you want,” the troops replied.

But the priest said, “We must consult God here.”

2 Samuel 20:1-2

Now a wicked man, a Benjaminite named Sheba son of Bichri, happened to be there. He blew the ram’s horn and shouted:

We have no portion in David,
no inheritance in Jesse’s son.
Each man to his tent, Israel!

2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

and then the lawless one will be revealed. The Lord Jesus will destroy him with the breath of His mouth and will bring him to nothing with the brightness of His coming.

2 Timothy 2:16-18

But avoid irreverent, empty speech, for this will produce an even greater measure of godlessness.

2 Timothy 3:8

Just as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men who are corrupt in mind, worthless in regard to the faith.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new.

Titus 1:10-11

For there are also many rebellious people, full of empty talk and deception, especially those from Judaism.

Hebrews 12:15-16

Make sure that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness springs up, causing trouble and by it, defiling many.

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