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Ecclesiastes 10:10 New Living Translation (NLT)

10 Using a dull ax requires great strength,
    so sharpen the blade.
That’s the value of wisdom;
    it helps you succeed.

New Living Translation (NLT)

Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


Ecclesiastes 10:10 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

10 But wisdom will make any job easier. It is very hard to cut with a dull knife. But if you sharpen the knife, the job is easier.

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Copyright © 2006 by Bible League International

Ecclesiastes 10:10 The Message (MSG)

10 Remember: The duller the ax the harder the work;
Use your head: The more brains, the less muscle.

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

Ecclesiastes 10:10 New International Version (NIV)

10 If the ax is dull
    and its edge unsharpened,
more strength is needed,
    but skill will bring success.

New International Version (NIV)

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