Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Ecclesiastes 9:16 in English Standard Version "But I say that wisdom is better than might, though the poor man’s wisdom is despised and his words are not heard." Ec 7:19 Wisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city. Mr 6:2 And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands?