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Ecclesiastes 9:11-18

NIV 11 I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. NIV 11 I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. NIV 12 Moreover, no man knows when his hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them. NIV 12 Moreover, no man knows when his hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net, or birds are taken in a snare, so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them. NIV 13 I also saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me: NIV 13 I also saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me: NIV 14 There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siegeworks against it. NIV 14 There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siegeworks against it. NIV 15 Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man. NIV 15 Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man. NIV 16 So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded. NIV 16 So I said, "Wisdom is better than strength." But the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded. NIV 17 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. NIV 17 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. NIV 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good. NIV 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.