“There was a little citie, and few men within it; and there came a great King against it, and besieged it, & built great bulwarks against it:”
King James Version (KJV)
11. ¶ I returned, and saw vnder the Sunne, That the race is not to the swift, nor the battell to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of vnderstanding, nor yet fauour to men of skil; but time and chance happeneth to them all. 12. For man also knoweth not his time, as the fishes that are taken in an euil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sonnes of men snared in an euill time, when it falleth suddenly vpon them. 13. ¶ This wisedome haue I seene also vnder the Sunne, and it seemed great vnto me: 14. There was a little citie, and few men within it; and there came a great King against it, and besieged it, & built great bulwarks against it: 15. Now there was found in it a poore wise man, and hee by his wisedome deliuered the citie; yet no man remembred that same poore man. 16. Then said I, Wisedome is better then strength: neuerthelesse, the poore mans wisedome is despised, and his words are not heard. 17. The words of wise men are heard in quiet, more then the cry of him that ruleth among fooles.