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Proverbs 24:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— A wise man is strong; Yea, a man of knowledge increaseth might.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— A wise man [is] strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— A wise man is strong, And a man of knowledge increases power.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— A wise man [is] strong; and a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— A wise man is strong, and a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A wise man, is mighty, and, a man of knowledge, becometh alert in vigour.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Mighty [is] the wise in strength, And a man of knowledge is strengthening power,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— A wise man is strong: and a knowing man, stout and valiant.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— A wise man [is] strong, yea a man of knowledge encreaseth strength.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— A wise man is better than a strong man; and a man who has prudence than a large estate.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— A wise man [is] strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
A wise 2450
{2450} Prime
From H2449; wise, (that is, intelligent, skilful or artful).
man 1397
{1397} Prime
From H1396; properly a valiant man or warrior; generally a person simply.
[is] strong; 5797
{5797} Prime
From H5810; strength in various applications (force, security, majesty, praise).
yea, a man 376
{0376} Prime
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
of knowledge 1847
{1847} Prime
From H3045; knowledge.
increaseth 553
{0553} Prime
A primitive root; to be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage).
<8764> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 685
strength. 3581
{3581} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be firm; vigor, literally (force, in a good or a bad sense) or figuratively (capacity, means, produce); also (from its hardiness) a large lizard.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 24:5-6

_ _ The general statement (Ecclesiastes 9:16, Ecclesiastes 9:18) is specially illustrated (compare Proverbs 21:22; Psalms 144:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 24:3-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 24:5

Is strong — Is courageous and resolute, and able by wisdom to do greater things than others can accomplish by strength.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
A wise:

Proverbs 8:14 Counsel [is] mine, and sound wisdom: I [am] understanding; I have strength.
Proverbs 10:29 The way of the LORD [is] strength to the upright: but destruction [shall be] to the workers of iniquity.
Proverbs 21:22 A wise [man] scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.
Ecclesiastes 7:19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty [men] which are in the city.
Ecclesiastes 9:14-18 [There was] a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: ... Wisdom [is] better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.

Heb. in strength

increaseth strength:
Heb. strengtheneth might.
Psalms 84:7 They go from strength to strength, [every one of them] in Zion appeareth before God.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Colossians 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
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