Ecclesiastes 10:10
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
518 [e]אִם־
’im-
IfConj
6949 [e]קֵהָ֣ה
qê-hāh
is dullV-Piel-Perf-3ms
1270 [e]הַבַּרְזֶ֗ל
hab-bar-zel,
the axArt | N-ms
1931 [e]וְהוּא֙
wə-hū
and heConj-w | Pro-3ms
3808 [e]לֹא־
lō-
notAdv-NegPrt
6440 [e]פָנִ֣ים
p̄ā-nîm
the edgeN-mp
7043 [e]קִלְקַ֔ל
qil-qal,
does sharpenV-Piel-Perf-3ms
2428 [e]וַחֲיָלִ֖ים
wa-ḥă-yā-lîm
and more strengthConj-w | N-mp
1396 [e]יְגַבֵּ֑ר
yə-ḡab-bêr;
He must useV-Piel-Imperf-3ms
3504 [e]וְיִתְר֥וֹן
wə-yiṯ-rō-wn
butConj-w | N-ms
3787 [e]הַכְשֵׁ֖ר‪‬(הכשיר*הַכְשֵׁ֖ר‪‬)
haḵ-šêr
brings successV-Hifil-Inf
2451 [e]חָכְמָֽה׃
ḥāḵ-māh
wisdomN-fs









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 10:10 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אִם־קֵהָ֣ה הַבַּרְזֶ֗ל וְהוּא֙ לֹא־פָנִ֣ים קִלְקַ֔ל וַחֲיָלִ֖ים יְגַבֵּ֑ר וְיִתְרֹ֥ון הַכְשֵׁ֖יר חָכְמָֽה׃

קהלת 10:10 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אם־קהה הברזל והוא לא־פנים קלקל וחילים יגבר ויתרון הכשיר חכמה׃

קהלת 10:10 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אם־קהה הברזל והוא לא־פנים קלקל וחילים יגבר ויתרון הכשיר חכמה׃

קהלת 10:10 Hebrew Bible
אם קהה הברזל והוא לא פנים קלקל וחילים יגבר ויתרון הכשיר חכמה׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success.

King James Bible
If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen its edge, then one must exert more strength; however, the advantage of wisdom is that it brings success.
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