Ecclesiastes 9:16

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Then said I, Wisedome is better then strength: neuerthelesse, the poore mans wisedome is despised, and his words are not heard.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength. But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then I said, Wisdom is better than strength, but the poor man's wisdom is not respected, and his words are not given a hearing.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

Then I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." Nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
- World English Bible

And I said, `Better [is] wisdom than might, and the wisdom of the poor is despised, and his words are not heard.' --
- Youngs Literal Bible

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

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