Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.

King James Version

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

Holman Bible

The sayings of the wise are like goads, and those from masters of collections are like firmly embedded nails. The sayings are given by one Shepherd.

International Standard Version

Sayings from the wise are like cattle prods and well fastened nails; this masterful collection was given by one shepherd.

A Conservative Version

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened [by] the masters of assemblies. They have been given from one shepherd.

American Standard Version

The words of the wise are as goads; and as nails well fastened are the words of the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

Amplified

The words of the wise are like prodding goads, and firmly fixed [in the mind] like nails are the collected sayings which are given [as proceeding] from one Shepherd.

Bible in Basic English

The words of the wise are pointed, and sayings grouped together are like nails fixed with a hammer; they are given by one guide.

Darby Translation

The words of the wise are as goads, and the collections of them as nails fastened in: they are given from one shepherd.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The words of the wise are as goads and as nails hammered into place, those of the teachers of the congregations, who are placed under one Shepherd.

Julia Smith Translation

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails planted of the masters of the gatherings; they were given from one shepherd.

King James 2000

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails firmly fixed by the masters of assemblies, which are given by one shepherd.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The words of the wise [are] like cattle goads; the collections of the sages [are] like pricks inflicted by one shepherd.

Modern King James verseion

The words of the wise are like goads; yes, their collected words are like nails driven home; they are given from one Shepherd.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For the words of the wise are like pricks and nails that go through, wherewith men are kept together: for they are given of one shepherd only.

NET Bible

The words of the sages are like prods, and the collected sayings are like firmly fixed nails; they are given by one shepherd.

New Heart English Bible

The words of the wise are like goads; and like nails well fastened are words from the masters of collections, which are given from one shepherd.

The Emphasized Bible

The words of the wise, are as goads, yea, as driven nails, their well-ordered sayings, - given from one shepherd.

Webster

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

World English Bible

The words of the wise are like goads; and like nails well fastened are words from the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

Youngs Literal Translation

Words of the wise are as goads, and as fences planted by the masters of collections, they have been given by one shepherd.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

דּרבון 
Dorbown 
Usage: 3

and as nails
משׂמרה 
Masm@rah 
Usage: 1

נטע 
Nata` 
Usage: 58

by the masters
בּעל 
Ba`al 
Usage: 85

אספּה 
'acuppah 
Usage: 1

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Epilogue

10 The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly. 11 The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. 12 But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.


Cross References

Psalm 80:1

Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!

Ezekiel 34:23

"Then I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd.

Acts 2:37

Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?"

Genesis 49:24

But his bow remained firm, And his arms were agile, From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),

Ezra 9:8

"But now for a brief moment grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us an escaped remnant and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and grant us a little reviving in our bondage.

Psalm 23:1

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

Proverbs 1:6

To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.

Proverbs 22:17

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;

Isaiah 22:23

"I will drive him like a peg in a firm place, And he will become a throne of glory to his father's house.

Isaiah 40:11

Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.

Jeremiah 23:29

"Is not My word like fire?" declares the LORD, "and like a hammer which shatters a rock?

Matthew 3:7

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

John 3:10

Jesus answered and said to him, "Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things?

John 10:14

"I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me,

2 Corinthians 10:4

for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 13:20

Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord,

1 Peter 5:4

And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.



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