Parallel Verses

World English Bible

A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the strength of its confidence.

New American Standard Bible

A wise man scales the city of the mighty
And brings down the stronghold in which they trust.

King James Version

A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

Holman Bible

A wise person went up against a city of warriors
and brought down its secure fortress.

International Standard Version

A wise man attacks the city of the mighty, bringing down the fortress in which they trust.

A Conservative Version

A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the strength of the confidence of it.

American Standard Version

A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, And bringeth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

Amplified


A wise man scales the city [walls] of the mighty
And brings down the stronghold in which they trust.

Bible in Basic English

A wise man goes up into the town of the strong ones, and overcomes its strength in which they put their faith.

Darby Translation

A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

Julia Smith Translation

The wise one ascended the city of the strong, and he will bring down the strength of its confidence.

King James 2000

A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and casts down the stronghold in which they trust.

Lexham Expanded Bible

To a city of warriors, the wise ascends, and he will bring down the stronghold--its object of trust.

Modern King James verseion

A wise one scales the city of the mighty and brings down the strength of its hope.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

A wise man winneth the city of the mighty; and as for the strength that they trust in, he bringeth it down.

NET Bible

The wise person can scale the city of the mighty and bring down the stronghold in which they trust.

New Heart English Bible

A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the strength of its confidence.

The Emphasized Bible

A city of heroes, doth a wise man scale, and bringeth down the strength of its confidence.

Webster

A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of its confidence.

Youngs Literal Translation

A city of the mighty hath the wise gone up, And bringeth down the strength of its confidence.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
A wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

the city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

of the mighty
גּבּר גּבּור 
Gibbowr 
Usage: 159

ירד 
Yarad 
Usage: 378

the strength
עוז עז 
`oz 
Usage: 55

of the confidence
מבטח 
Mibtach 
Usage: 15

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

21 He who follows after righteousness and kindness finds life, righteousness, and honor. 22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and brings down the strength of its confidence. 23 Whoever guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his soul from troubles.



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 7:19

Wisdom is a strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.

2 Samuel 5:6-9

The king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, "Unless you take away the blind and the lame, you shall not come in here;" thinking, "David can't come in here."

2 Samuel 20:16-22

Then a wise woman cried out of the city, "Hear, hear! Please say to Joab, 'Come near here, that I may speak with you.'"

Proverbs 24:5

A wise man has great power; and a knowledgeable man increases strength;

Ecclesiastes 9:13-18

I have also seen wisdom under the sun in this way, and it seemed great to me.

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