Proverbs 11:14
New International Version
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.

New Living Translation
Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers.

English Standard Version
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

Berean Study Bible
For lack of guidance, a nation falls, but with many counselors comes deliverance.

King James Bible
Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.

New King James Version
Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

New American Standard Bible
Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in an abundance of counselors there is victory.

NASB 1995
Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.

NASB 1977
Where there is no guidance, the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Amplified Bible
Where there is no [wise, intelligent] guidance, the people fall [and go off course like a ship without a helm], But in the abundance of [wise and godly] counselors there is victory.

Christian Standard Bible
Without guidance, a people will fall, but with many counselors there is deliverance.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Without guidance, people fall, but with many counselors there is deliverance.

American Standard Version
Where no wise guidance is, the people falleth; But in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A people that has no leadership will fall and its salvation is in much counsel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They that have no guidance fall like leaves: but in much counsel there is safety.

Contemporary English Version
A city without wise leaders will end up in ruin; a city with many wise leaders will be kept safe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Where there is no governor, the people shall fall: but there is safety where there is much counsel.

English Revised Version
Where no wise guidance is, the people falleth: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Good News Translation
A nation will fall if it has no guidance. Many advisers mean security.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A nation will fall when there is no direction, but with many advisers there is victory.

International Standard Version
A nation falls through a lack of guidance, but victory comes through the counsel of many.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Where no wise direction is, a people falleth; But in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Literal Standard Version
Without counsels a people falls, "" And deliverance [is] in a multitude of counselors.

NET Bible
When there is no guidance a nation falls, but there is success in the abundance of counselors.

New Heart English Bible
Where there is no wise guidance, the nation falls, but in the multitude of counselors there is victory.

World English Bible
Where there is no wise guidance, the nation falls, but in the multitude of counselors there is victory.

Young's Literal Translation
Without counsels do a people fall, And deliverance is in a multitude of counsellors.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Dishonest Scales
13A gossip reveals a secret, but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence. 14For lack of guidance, a nation falls, but with many counselors comes deliverance. 15He who puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but the one who hates indebtedness is secure.…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 22:4
And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done, for to his destruction they were his counselors after the death of his father.

Proverbs 15:22
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

Proverbs 20:18
Set plans by consultation, and wage war under sound guidance.

Proverbs 24:6
Only with sound guidance should you wage war, and victory lies in a multitude of counselors.


Treasury of Scripture

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Proverbs 15:22
Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellers they are established.

Proverbs 16:22
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

Proverbs 24:6
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellers there is safety.









(14) In the multitude of counsellors there is safety--i.e., where there are plenty to guide the state.

Verse 14. - Where no counsel is. The word properly means "steersmanship," "pilotage" (Proverbs 1:5; Proverbs 12:5; Proverbs 24:6). So Vulgate, gubernator; Septuagint, κυβέρνησις, "They who have no government fall like leaves," reading alim instead of am. In the multitude of counsellors (Proverbs 15:22; Proverbs 20:18; Proverbs 24:6). This would go to prove the superiority of a popular government over the despotism of a single ruler. But the caution of our homely proverb is net inopportune, "Too many cooks spoil the broth."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For lack
בְּאֵ֣ין (bə·’ên)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

of guidance,
תַּ֭חְבֻּלוֹת (taḥ·bu·lō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 8458: Steerage, guidance, a plan

a nation
עָ֑ם (‘ām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

falls,
יִפָּל־ (yip·pāl-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

but with many
בְּרֹ֣ב (bə·rōḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

counselors
יוֹעֵֽץ׃ (yō·w·‘êṣ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

[comes] deliverance.
וּ֝תְשׁוּעָ֗ה (ū·ṯə·šū·‘āh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8668: Deliverance, salvation


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