Ecclesiastes 10:10

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 10:10

If the yron be blunt, and he doe not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisedome is profitable to direct.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If the iron be blunt, and one do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If the iron has no edge, and he does not make it sharp, then he has to put out more strength; but wisdom makes things go well.
- Basic English Bible

If the iron be blunt, and one do not whet the edge, then must he apply more strength; but wisdom is profitable to give success.
- Darby Bible

If the iron is blunt, and he doth not whet the edge, then must he use more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
- Webster's Bible

If the axe is blunt, and one doesn't sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but skill brings success.
- World English Bible

If the iron hath been blunt, And he the face hath not sharpened, Then doth he increase strength, And wisdom [is] advantageous to make right.
- Youngs Literal Bible

If the iron be blunt, and one do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength; but wisdom is profitable to direct.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Ecclesiastes 10:10

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 10:10


10:10 Wisdom - As wisdom instructs a man in the smallest matters, so it is useful for a man's direction in all weighty affairs.


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