Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

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 Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and write words of truth accurately. 11 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. 12 But beyond these, my son, be warned: there is no end to the making of many books, and much study wearies the body.


Cross References

Psalm 80:1

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” A testimony of Asaph. A psalm.Listen, Shepherd of Israel,
who leads Joseph like a flock;
You who sit enthroned on the cherubim,
rise up

Ezekiel 34:23

I will appoint over them a single shepherd, My servant David, and he will shepherd them. He will tend them himself and will be their shepherd.

Acts 2:37

When they heard this, they came under deep conviction and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles: “Brothers, what must we do?”

Genesis 49:24

Yet his bow remained steady,
and his strong arms were made agile
by the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob,
by the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,

Ezra 9:8

But now, for a brief moment, grace has come from Yahweh our God to preserve a remnant for us and give us a stake in His holy place. Even in our slavery, God has given us new life and light to our eyes.

Psalm 23:1

A Davidic psalm.The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I lack.

Proverbs 1:6

for understanding a proverb or a parable,
the words of the wise, and their riddles.

Proverbs 22:17

Listen closely, pay attention to the words of the wise,
and apply your mind to my knowledge.

Isaiah 22:23

I will drive him, like a peg, into a firm place. He will be a throne of honor for his father’s house.

Isaiah 40:11

He protects His flock like a shepherd;
He gathers the lambs in His arms
and carries them in the fold of His garment.
He gently leads those that are nursing.

Jeremiah 23:29

“Is not My word like fire”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and like a hammer that pulverizes rock?

Matthew 3:7

When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to the place of his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?

John 3:10

“Are you a teacher of Israel and don’t know these things?” Jesus replied.

John 10:14

“I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me,

2 Corinthians 10:4

since the weapons of our warfare are not worldly, but are powerful through God for the demolition of strongholds. We demolish arguments

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.

Hebrews 13:20

Now may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus—the great Shepherd of the sheep—with the blood of the everlasting covenant,

1 Peter 5:4

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

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