Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 9:13-18

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Ecclesiastes 9:13-18

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.