Ecclesiastes 12:11
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New International Version
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails--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 Bible
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.


Holman Christian Standard 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.


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.


Douay-Rheims Bible
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails deeply fastened in, which by the counsel of masters are given from one shepherd.


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


Young's 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.
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Context
The Fear of God is Utmost

9And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yes, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs. 10The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth. 11The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd. 12And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. 13Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 14For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Cross References
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 and brothers, what shall we do?


Ezra 9:8
And now for a little space grace has been showed 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.


Proverbs 1:6
To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.


Proverbs 22:17
Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge.


Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.


Ecclesiastes 10:12
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.


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.


Treasury of Scripture

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

as goads

Jeremiah 23:29 Is not my word like as a fire? said the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks 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...

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 and brothers...

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 quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword...

masters

John 3:10 Jesus answered and said to him, Are you a master of Israel, and know not these things?

given

Genesis 49:24 But his bow stayed in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob...

Psalm 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; you that dwell between the cherubim, shine forth.

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom...

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...

John 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep...

1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.

Strong's Concordance
The words of the wise [are] as goads, and as nails fastened [by] the masters of assemblies, [which] are given from one shepherd.
Topical Bible
Assemblies Collected Collections Composed Embedded Fastened Fences Firmly Fixed Goads Grouped Guide Hammer Masters Nails Planted Pointed Sayings Shepherd Well-driven Wise
Resources
Ecclesiastes Chapter 12 Verse 11

Alphabetical: and are by collected collections embedded firmly given goads like masters men nails of one sayings Shepherd The their these they well-driven wise words

OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 12:11 The words of the wise are like (Ecclesiast. Ec Ecc Eccles.)
Ecclesiastes 12:10
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