Ecclesiastes 9:17

“The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The words of wise men are heard in quiet, more then the cry of him that ruleth among fooles.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The words of the wise heard in quietness are {better} than the shouting of a ruler among fools.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The words of the wise which come quietly to the ear are noted more than the cry of a ruler among the foolish.
- Basic English Bible

The words of the wise are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
- Darby Bible

The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
- Webster's Bible

The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the cry of him who rules among fools.
- World English Bible

The words of the wise in quiet are heard, More than the cry of a ruler over fools.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The words of the wise spoken in quiet are more acceptable than the cry of a ruler among fools.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 9:17


9:17 Of wise men - Though poor. In quiet - Uttered with a modest and low voice. The cry - The clamorous discourses of a rich and potent, but foolish man.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 9:17

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