Ecclesiastes 9:16
Parallel Verses
New International Version
So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.


New American Standard Bible
So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded.


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


Holman Christian Standard Bible
And I said, "Wisdom is better than strength, but the wisdom of the poor man is despised, and his words are not heeded."


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


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


Douay-Rheims Bible
And I said that wisdom is better than strength: how then is the wisdom of the poor man slighted, and his words not heard?


Darby Bible Translation
Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength; but the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.


Young's Literal Translation
And I said, 'Better is wisdom than might, and the wisdom of the poor is despised, and his words are not heard.' --
Jump to Previous
Better Despised Heard Hearing Heeded Longer Nevertheless Poor Respected Strength Wisdom Words
Jump to Next
Better Despised Heard Hearing Heeded Longer Nevertheless Poor Respected Strength Wisdom Words
Treasury of Scripture

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

wisdom

Ecclesiastes 9:18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroys much good.

Ecclesiastes 7:19 Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

Proverbs 21:22 A wise man scales the city of the mighty, and casts down the strength of the confidence thereof.

Proverbs 24:5 A wise man is strong; yes, a man of knowledge increases strength.

the poor

Proverbs 10:15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Mark 6:2,3 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying...

John 7:47-49 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are you also deceived...

John 9:24-34 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said to him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner...

1 Corinthians 1:26-29 For you see your calling, brothers, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called...

James 2:2-6 For if there come to your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment...

Strong's Concordance
Then said I, Wisdom [is] better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom [is] despised, and his words are not heard.
Topical Bible
Better Despised Hearing Heeded Longer Man's Nevertheless Poor Respected Strength Though Wisdom
Resources
Ecclesiastes Chapter 9 Verse 16

Alphabetical: and are better But despised heeded his I is longer man man's no not of poor said So strength than the Wisdom words

OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 9:16 Then said I Wisdom is better than (Ecclesiast. Ec Ecc Eccles.)
Ecclesiastes 9:15
Top of Page
Top of Page




Bible Apps.com