Ecclesiastes 9:17-18 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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17 But even so, the quiet words of a wise person are better than the shouts of a foolish king. 17 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.
18 A wise person can overcome weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much that is good. 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.