16 Then a wise woman cried out from the city, “Hear, hear! Please say to Joab, ‘Come nearby, that I may speak with you.’ ”

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Wisdom Superior to Folly

13 This wisdom I have also seen under the sun, and it seemed great to me: 14 (A)There was a little city with few men in it; and a great king came against it, besieged it, and built great [a]snares around it. 15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city. Yet no one remembered that same poor man.

16 Then I said:

“Wisdom is better than (B)strength.
Nevertheless (C)the poor man’s wisdom is despised,
And his words are not heard.

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  1. Ecclesiastes 9:14 LXX, Syr., Vg. bulwarks

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