6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Other Translations of Proverbs 24:6

New International Version

6 Surely you need guidance to wage war, and victory is won through many advisers.

English Standard Version

6 for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

The Message

6 Strategic planning is the key to warfare; to win, you need a lot of good counsel.

New King James Version

6 For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, And in a multitude of counselors there is safety.

New Living Translation

6 So don't go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 24:6

Commentary on Proverbs 24:3-6

(Read Proverbs 24:3-6)

Piety and prudence in outward affairs, both go together to complete a wise man. By knowledge the soul is filled with the graces and comforts of the spirit, those precious and pleasant riches. The spirit is strengthened for the spiritual work and the spiritual warfare, by true wisdom.