Parallel Verses

Webster

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

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.

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.

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

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Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

Epilogue

10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth. 11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. 12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.


Cross References

Psalm 80:1

To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim Eduth, A Psalm of Asaph. Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubim, shine forth.

Ezekiel 34:23

And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

Acts 2:37

Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men, brethren, what shall we do?

Genesis 49:24

But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob: from thence is the shepherd the stone of Israel:

Ezra 9:8

And now for a little space grace hath been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.

Psalm 23:1

A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Proverbs 1:6

To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

Proverbs 22:17

Bow down thy ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.

Isaiah 22:23

And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house.

Isaiah 40:11

He will feed his flock like a shepherd: he will gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and will gently lead those that are with young.

Jeremiah 23:29

Is not my word like a fire? saith the LORD? and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Matthew 3:7

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said to them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

John 3:10

Jesus answered and said to him, Art thou a teacher of Israel, and knowest not these things?

John 10:14

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known by mine.

2 Corinthians 10:4

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Hebrews 13:20

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

1 Peter 5:4

And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

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