So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smoothes with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying…
A traveller, standing outside Cologne Cathedral, expressed his admiration of its beauty. "Yes," said a labourer, who was near; "it's a fine building, and took us many a year to finish." "Took you!" exclaimed the tourist; "why, what have you to do with it?" "I mixed the mortar, sir," was the modest yet proud reply.
Parallel VersesKJV: So the carpenter encouraged the goldsmith, and he that smootheth with the hammer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering: and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be moved.
WEB: So the carpenter encourages the goldsmith. He who smoothes with the hammer encourages him who strikes the anvil, saying of the soldering, "It is good;" and he fastens it with nails, that it might not totter.