Ecclesiastes

1611 King James Version (KJV)

Ecclesiastes 12:11

“The wordes of the wise are as goads, and as nailes fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are giuen from one shepheard.”

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The words of the wise [are] as goads, and as nails fastened [by] the masters of assemblies, [which] are given from one shepherd.
- King James Version

The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of {these} collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The words of the wise are pointed, and sayings grouped together are like nails fixed with a hammer; they are given by one guide.
- Basic English Bible

The words of the wise are as goads, and the collections [of them] as nails fastened in: they are given from one shepherd.
- Darby Bible

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
- Webster's 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.
- World English Bible

Words of the wise [are] as goads, and as fences planted [by] the masters of collections, they have been given by one shepherd.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails well fastened are those that are composed in collections; they are given from one shepherd.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 12:11


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.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 12

  • EVETTE CLARK
    I came in my office feeling very low about my looks and age. I asked God to give me a word. I received my word. God is so real Thank You Lord
  • EVETTE CLARK
    What does it mean by vanity?
  • CASSANDRA VAUGHN
    YES WE MUST LIVE THIS LIFE UNTO GOD WE ARE IN THE LAST DAYS IF EVEER THERE IS TIME FOR MAN TO GET RIGHT WITH GOD IS NOW FOR HIS COMING IS NEAR AMAN
  • Steve morrow
    ECCLESIASTES 12:11 THE WORDS OF THE WISE ARE AS GOADS AND AS NAILS FASTENED BY THE MASTERS OF ASSEMBLIES --- WHICH ARE GIVEN --- FROM ONE SHEPHERD JOHN 10:16 and other sheep I have which are not of this fold them also I must bring and they shall hear my voice and there shall be --- one fold and one shepherd JOHN 10:14 I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD AND KNOW MY SHEEP AND AM KNOWN OF MINE
  • Obbie Beal

    13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. (
  • Febs
    Eccl 12 reminds us that one day we will get old

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