Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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

Fausets

Images Ecclesiastes 9:18

Prayers for Ecclesiastes 9:18

Context Readings

Wisdom'Although Vulnerable'Is Superior To Folly

17 The softly spoken words of the wise are to be heard rather than the shouts of a ruler of fools. 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, and a single sinner can destroy a lot of good.


Cross References

Joshua 7:1

Later, the Israelis broke their promise regarding the things that had been turned over to destruction. Carmi's son Achan, grandson of Zabdi and great-grandson of Zerah from the tribe of Judah, appropriated some of the things that had been turned over to destruction. As a result, the LORD became angry with the Israelis.

Joshua 7:5

The men of Ai killed about 36 of them, pursuing them outside the city gates as far as Shebarim, killing them as they descended. As a result, the army became terrified and lost their confidence.

Joshua 7:11-12

Israel has sinned. They broke my covenant that I commanded them by taking some of the things that had been turned over to destruction. They have stolen, have been deceitful, and have stored what they stole among their own belongings.

Ecclesiastes 9:16

So I concluded, "Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless, the wisdom of the poor is rejected his words are never heard."

Joshua 22:20

Didn't Zerah's son Achan act treacherously with respect to the things banned by God, and as a result God became angry at the entire community of Israel? And that man was not the only one to die because of his iniquity.'"

1 Samuel 14:28-29

Then one of the people responded: "Your father strictly ordered the army to take an oath. That's why he said, "Cursed is the person who eats food today,' and so the army is exhausted."

1 Samuel 14:36-46

Saul said, "Let's go down after the Philistines tonight and plunder them until dawn, and let's not leave a single one of them alive." They said, "Do whatever seems good to you!" But the priest said, "Let's draw near to God here."

2 Samuel 20:1-2

Right about then, Bichri's son Sheba, an ungodly man from the tribe of Benjamin, sounded a battle trumpet and announced: We've never been a part of David! We'll never gain anything from Jesse's son! It's every man to his tent, Israel!

2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

Then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy with the breath of his mouth, rendering him powerless by the manifestation of his coming.

2 Timothy 2:16-18

However, avoid pointless discussions. For people will become more and more ungodly,

2 Timothy 3:8

Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men oppose the truth. They are depraved in mind and their faith is a counterfeit.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

For the time will come when people will not tolerate healthy doctrine, but with itching ears will surround themselves with teachers who cater to their people's own desires.

Titus 1:10-11

For there are many people who are rebellious, especially those who are converts from Judaism. They speak utter nonsense and deceive people.

Hebrews 12:15-16

See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up and causes you trouble, or many of you will become defiled.

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