Ecclesiastes 9:18
Modern Translations
New International Version
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

New Living Translation
Better to have wisdom than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much that is good.

English Standard Version
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

Berean Study Bible
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

New American Standard Bible
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

NASB 1995
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

NASB 1977
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

Amplified Bible
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.

Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much good.

Contemporary English Version
Wisdom is more powerful than weapons, yet one mistake can destroy all the good you have done.

Good News Translation
Wisdom does more good than weapons, but one sinner can undo a lot of good.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much that is good.

International Standard Version
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, and a single sinner can destroy a lot of good.

NET Bible
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much that is good.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.

New King James Version
Wisdom is better than weapons of war; But one sinner destroys much good.”

King James 2000 Bible
Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroys much good.

New Heart English Bible
Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroys much good.

World English Bible
Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroys much good.

American King James Version
Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroys much good.

American Standard Version
Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroyeth much good.

A Faithful Version
Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroys much good."

Darby Bible Translation
Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner destroyeth much good.

English Revised Version
Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Better is wisedome then weapons of warre: but one sinner destroyeth much good.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
(9:17) For wysdome is better then harnesse: but one sinner alone destroyeth muche goodnesse.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
For wysdome is better then harnesse: but one vnthrift alone destroyeth moch good.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Better [is] wisdom than weapons of conflict, "" And one sinner destroys much good!

Young's Literal Translation
Better is wisdom than weapons of conflict, And one sinner destroyeth much good!

Smith's Literal Translation
Wisdom is good above the instruments of encounter: and one sinning will destroy much good.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Better is wisdom, than weapons of war: and he that shall offend in one, shall lose many good things.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Wisdom is better than weapons of war. And whoever offends in one thing, shall lose many good things.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Better is wisdom than instruments of war, and one sin destroys many good things

Lamsa Bible
Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sin destroys much good.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Wisdom is better than weapons of war; But one sinner destroyeth much good.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wisdom is better than weapons of war: and one sinner will destroy much good.








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