Parallel Verses

Amplified

The words of the wise are like [prodding] goads, and these collected sayings are [firmly fixed in the mind] like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.

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.

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.

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

are as goads
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, even to write correctly words of truth. 11 The words of the wise are like [prodding] goads, and these collected sayings are [firmly fixed in the mind] like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd. 12 But beyond this my son, [about going further than the words given by one Shepherd], be warned: the writing of many books is endless [so do not believe everything you read], and excessive study and devotion to books is wearying to the body.


Cross References

Psalm 80:1

Hear us O Shepherd of Israel,
You who lead Joseph like a flock;
You who sit enthroned above the cherubim [of the ark of the covenant], shine forth!

Ezekiel 34:23

“Then I will appoint over them one shepherd and he will feed them, [a ruler like] My servant David; he will feed them and be their shepherd.

Acts 2:37

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart [with remorse and anxiety], and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what are we to do?”

Genesis 49:24


“But his bow remained firm and steady [in the Strength that does not fail],
For his arms were made strong and agile
By the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob,
(By the name of the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),

Ezra 9:8

But now for a brief moment grace has been [shown to us] from the Lord our God, who has left us a surviving remnant and has given us a peg (secure hold) in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a little reviving in our bondage.

Psalm 23:1

The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me],
I shall not want.

Proverbs 1:6


To understand a proverb and a figure [of speech] or an enigma with its interpretation,
And the words of the wise and their riddles [that require reflection].

Proverbs 22:17


Listen carefully 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 honor and glory to his father’s house.

Isaiah 40:11


He will protect His flock like a shepherd,
He will gather the lambs in His arm,
He will carry them in His bosom;
He will gently and carefully lead those nursing their young.

Jeremiah 23:29

“Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]?” says the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks the [most stubborn] rock [in pieces]?

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 [divine] wrath and judgment to come?

John 3:10

Jesus replied, “You are the [great and well-known] teacher of Israel, and yet you do not know nor understand these things [from Scripture]?

John 10:14

I am the Good Shepherd, and I know [without any doubt those who are] My own and My own know Me [and have a deep, personal relationship with Me]—

2 Corinthians 10:4

The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 13:20

Now may the God of peace [the source of serenity and spiritual well-being] who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood that sealed and ratified the eternal covenant,

1 Peter 5:4

And when the Chief Shepherd (Christ) appears, you will receive the [conqueror’s] unfading crown of glory.

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