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

 
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17 The words of the wise heard in quiet are better than the shouting of a ruler among fools. 17 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.
18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.