Proverbs 20:18
Modern Translations
New International Version
Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.

New Living Translation
Plans succeed through good counsel; don’t go to war without wise advice.

English Standard Version
Plans are established by counsel; by wise guidance wage war.

Berean Study Bible
Set plans by consultation, and wage war under sound guidance.

New American Standard Bible
Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance.

NASB 1995
Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance.

NASB 1977
Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance.

Amplified Bible
Plans are established by counsel; So make war [only] with wise guidance.

Christian Standard Bible
Finalize plans with counsel, and wage war with sound guidance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Finalize plans with counsel, and wage war with sound guidance.

Contemporary English Version
Be sure you have sound advice before making plans or starting a war.

Good News Translation
Get good advice and you will succeed; don't go charging into battle without a plan.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Plans are confirmed by getting advice, and with guidance one wages war.

International Standard Version
Make plans by seeking advice; make war by obtaining guidance.

NET Bible
Plans are established by counsel, so make war with guidance.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

New King James Version
Plans are established by counsel; By wise counsel wage war.

King James 2000 Bible
Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice wage war.

New Heart English Bible
Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war.

World English Bible
Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war!

American King James Version
Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

American Standard Version
Every purpose is established by counsel; And by wise guidance make thou war.

A Faithful Version
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.

English Revised Version
Every purpose is established by counsel: and by wise guidance make thou war,

Webster's Bible Translation
Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Establish the thoughtes by counsell: and by counsell make warre.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Thorowe counsayle, the thinges that men deuise are made strong: and with good aduise take warre in hande.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Thorow councell the thinges that men deuyse go forwarde: & with discrecion ought warres to be taken in honde.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
You establish purposes by counsel, "" And with plans you make war.

Young's Literal Translation
Purposes by counsel thou dost establish, And with plans make thou war.

Smith's Literal Translation
The purpose shall be prepared by counsel, and with guidance make war.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Designs are strengthened by counsels: and wars are to be managed by governments.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Plans are strengthened by counsels. And wars are to be handled by governments.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Counsel is acquired in the mind and in provocation war is made.

Lamsa Bible
A good purpose is established by counsel; but by provocation war is made.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Every purpose is established by counsel; And with good advice carry on war.








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