New International Version
Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.
King James Bible
Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoso removeth stones is hurt therewith; he that cleaveth wood is endangered thereby.
World English Bible
Whoever carves out stones may be injured by them. Whoever splits wood may be endangered thereby.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is removing stones is grieved by them, Whoso is cleaving trees endangered by them.
Ecclesiastes 10:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Whoso removeth stones - This verse teaches care and caution. Whoever pulls down an old building is likely to be hurt by the stones; and in cleaving wood many accidents occur for want of sufficient caution.
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'The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.'--ECCLES. x. 15. On the surface this seems to be merely a piece of homely, practical sagacity, conjoined with one of the bitter things which Ecclesiastes is fond of saying about those whom he calls 'fools.' It seems to repeat, under another metaphor, the same idea which has been presented in a previous verse, where we read: 'If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more …
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Whoever digs a pit may fall into it; whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.
If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success.
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