New Living Translation
The words of the wise are like cattle prods--painful but helpful. Their collected sayings are like a nail-studded stick with which a shepherd drives the sheep.
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.
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.
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.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:11 Nails - Piercing into men's dull minds, which make powerful and abiding impressions in them. Masters - By the teachers of God's church, appointed of God for that work. Shepherd - From Christ, the great Shepherd of the church in all ages.
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That house cannot stand.--Mark iii, 25. The times change and we change with them.--Proverb. The omission of all persecuting acts from the revision of the laws in 1750 was evidence that the worst features of the great schism were passing, that public opinion as a whole had grown averse to any great severity toward the Separatists as dissenters. But the continuance in the revised statutes of the Saybrook Platform as the legalized constitution of the "Presbyterian, Congregational or Consociated Church," …
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The Fifth Commandment
Peter's words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, "Brothers, what should we do?"
"But now we have been given a brief moment of grace, for the LORD our God has allowed a few of us to survive as a remnant. He has given us security in this holy place. Our God has brightened our eyes and granted us some relief from our slavery.
by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles.
Listen to the words of the wise; apply your heart to my instruction.
Better to be criticized by a wise person than to be praised by a fool.
Wise words bring approval, but fools are destroyed by their own words.
He will bring honor to his family name, for I will drive him firmly in place like a nail in the wall.
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