14 I possess good advice and sound wisdom;[a]
I have understanding and strength.(A)
15 It is by me that kings reign(B)
and rulers enact just law;
16 by me, princes lead,
as do nobles and all righteous judges.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 8:14 Or resourcefulness
  2. 8:16 Some Hb mss, LXX read nobles who judge the earth

14 Without guidance, a people will fall,
but with many counselors there is deliverance.(A)

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for you should wage war with sound guidance—
victory comes with many counselors.(A)

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