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Ecclesiastes 12:11
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the master builders, which are given from one Shepherd.
The words of the wise are as goads; and as nails well fastened are the words of the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
The words of the wise are like [prodding] goads, and these collected sayings are [firmly fixed in the mind] like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.
The words of the wise are like prodding goads, and firmly fixed [in the mind] like nails are the collected sayings which are given [as proceeding] from one Shepherd.
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
The words of the wise are like iron-tipped prods; the collected sayings of the masters are like nails fixed firmly by a shepherd.
The sayings of the wise are as sharp as goads, and those given by leaders of assemblies are like well-fixed nails; [in this case,] they are presented by a single shepherd.
Words of wisdom are like the stick a farmer uses to make animals move. These sayings come from God, our only shepherd, and they are like nails that fasten things together.
The words of the wise are as goads, and the collections [of them] as nails fastened in: they are given from one shepherd.
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails deeply fastened in, which by the counsel of masters are given from one shepherd.
Words from the wise are like sharp goads. When these sayings are written down and saved, they can be used to guide people, just as a shepherd uses a sharp stick to make his sheep go the right way.
The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd.
The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd.
Words from wise people are like ·sharp sticks used to guide animals [goads]. They are like nails that have been driven in firmly. Altogether they are wise teachings that come from ·one Shepherd [or a shepherd].
The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails fastened by the masters of the assemblies, which are given by one pastor.
Words from wise people are like spurs. Their collected sayings are like nails that have been driven in firmly. They come from one shepherd.
The sayings of the wise are like the sharp sticks that shepherds use to guide sheep, and collected proverbs are as lasting as firmly driven nails. They have been given by God, the one Shepherd of us all.
The sayings of the wise are like goads, and those from masters of collections are like firmly embedded nails. The sayings are given by one Shepherd.
Words from wise men are like sharp sticks used to guide animals. These words are like nails that have been driven in firmly. They are wise teachings that come from God the Shepherd.
Sayings from the wise are like cattle prods and well fastened nails; this masterful collection was given by one shepherd.
The words of the wise are as goads and as nails hammered into place, those of the teachers of the congregations, who are placed under one Shepherd.
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
The words of the wise are like cattle goads; the collections of the sages are like pricks inflicted by one shepherd.
The wise man’s words are like goads that spur to action. They nail down important truths. Students are wise who master what their teachers tell them.
The words of the wise prod us to live well. They’re like nails hammered home, holding life together. They are given by God, the one Shepherd.
The words of the wise are like goads, and the collected sayings are like firmly embedded nails, given by one shepherd.
Words from wise people are like spurs. Their collected sayings are like nails that have been driven in firmly. They come from one shepherd.
The sayings of the wise are like goads; like fixed spikes are the collected sayings given by one shepherd.
The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.
Words from wise people are like sharp sticks used to guide animals. They are like nails that have been driven in firmly. Altogether they are wise teachings that come from one Shepherd.
The words of the sages are like prods, and the collected sayings are like firmly fixed nails; they are given by one shepherd.
The sayings of those who are wise move people to take action. Their collected sayings are like nails pounded in firm and deep. These sayings are given to us by one shepherd.
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd.
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails – given by one shepherd.
The words of the wise are like goads, and the words of scholars are like well-driven nails, given by one Shepherd.
The words of wise men are like a stick. Their gathered sayings are like well-driven nails given by one Shepherd.
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.
The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings that are given by one shepherd.
The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings that are given by one shepherd.
The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings that are given by one shepherd.
The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings that are given by one shepherd.
Divrei chachamim are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings that are given by Ro’eh Echad (One Shepherd).
The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings which are given by one Shepherd.
The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings which are given by one Shepherd.
The words of the wise are like goads, their collective sayings are like firmly affixed nails. They have been given by one Shepherd.
The words of the wise are like goads; the collected sayings of the masters are like the nail-tipped sticks used to drive the sheep, given by one Shepherd.
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.
The words of wise men be as pricks, and as nails fastened deep, which be given of one shepherd by the counsels of masters. (For the words of the wise be like pricks, and like nails driven deep, for they be given from the one Shepherd for the counsel of us all.)
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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