New Living Translation
Plans succeed through good counsel; don't go to war without wise advice.
King James Bible
Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
Darby Bible Translation
Plans are established by counsel; and with good advice make war.
World English Bible
Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war!
Young's Literal Translation
Purposes by counsel thou dost establish, And with plans make thou war.
Proverbs 20:18 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
20:18 Established - The way to bring our purposes to good effect is to manage them with serious consideration.
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"Or what king would go to war against another king without first sitting down with his counselors to discuss whether his army of 10,000 could defeat the 20,000 soldiers marching against him?
Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers.
Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.
So don't go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.
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