Ecclesiastes 12:11
Good News Translation
The sayings of the wise are like the sharp sticks that shepherds use to guide sheep, and collected proverbs are as lasting as firmly driven nails. They have been given by God, the one Shepherd of us all.

Contemporary English Version
Words of wisdom are like the stick a farmer uses to make animals move. These sayings come from a shepherd, and they are like nails that fasten things together.

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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

as goads

Jeremiah 23:29 Are not my words as a fire, saith the Lord: and as a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Matthew 3:7 And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?

Acts 2:37 Now when they had heard these things, they had compunction in their heart and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles: What shall we do, men and brethren?

2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to God, unto the pulling down of fortifications, destroying counsels,

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is living and effectual and more piercing than any two edged sword; and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also and the marrow: and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

masters

John 3:10 Jesus answered and said to him: Art thou a master in Israel, and knowest not these things?

given

Genesis 49:24 His bow rested upon the strong, and the bands of his arms and his hands were loosed, by the hands of the mighty one of Jacob: thence he came forth a pastor, the stone of Israel.

Psalm 23:1 A psalm for David. The Lord ruleth me: and I shall want nothing.

Psalm 80:1 Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, a testimony for Asaph, a psalm. [2] Give ear, O thou that rulest Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Thou that sittest upon the cherubims, shine forth

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather together the lambs with his arm, and shall take them up in his bosom, and he himself shall carry them that are with young.

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.

John 10:14 I am the good shepherd: and I know mine, and mine know me.

Hebrews 13:20 And may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great pastor of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ, in the blood of the everlasting testament,

1 Peter 5:4 And when the prince of pastors shall appear, you shall receive a never fading crown of glory.

Context
The Fear of God is Utmost
10He sought profitable words, and wrote words most right, and full of truth. 11The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails deeply fastened in, which by the counsel of masters are given from one shepherd.12More than these, my son, require not. Of making many books there is no end: and much study is an affliction of the flesh.…
Cross References
Acts 2:37
Now when they had heard these things, they had compunction in their heart and said to Peter and to the rest of the apostles: What shall we do, men and brethren?

Ezra 9:8
And now as a little, and for a moment has our prayer been made before the Lord our God, to leave us a remnant, and give us a pin in his holy place, and that our God would enlighten our eyes, and would give us a little life in our bondage.

Proverbs 1:6
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 22:17
Incline thy ear, and hear the words of the wise: and apply thy heart to my doctrine:

Ecclesiastes 7:5
It is better to be rebuked by a wise man, than to be deceived by the flattery of fools.

Ecclesiastes 10:12
The words of the mouth of a wise man are grace: but the lips of a fool shall throw him down headlong.

Isaiah 22:23
And I will fasten him as a peg in a sure place, and he shall be for a throne of glory to the house of his father.

Additional Translations
The words of the wise are like goads, and the anthologies of the masters are like firmly embedded nails driven by a single Shepherd.The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

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.

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails firmly fastened, which have been given from one shepherd by agreement.

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

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.

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

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.

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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