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Ecclesiastes 10:10

10 If the ax is dull,

And one does not sharpen the edge,

Then he must use more strength;

But wisdom 5brings success.

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Ecclesiastes 10:10 — The New International Version (NIV)

10 If the ax is dull

and its edge unsharpened,

more strength is needed,

but skill will bring success.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 — English Standard Version (ESV)

10 If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge,

he must use more strength,

but wisdom helps one to succeed.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

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.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 — New Century Version (NCV)

10 A dull ax means

harder work.

Being wise will make it easier.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

10 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.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

10 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.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

10 If an ax is blunt and the edge isn’t sharpened, then one has to use more strength. But wisdom prepares the way for success.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

10 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.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

10 If the iron is blunt, and one does not whet the edge,

then more strength must be exerted;

but wisdom helps one to succeed.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

10 If the ax is blunt but one does not sharpen its edge,

he must exert more effort,

but the advantage of wisdom is it brings success.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

10 Suppose the blade of an ax is dull.

And its edge hasn’t been sharpened.

Then more effort is needed to use it.

But skill will bring success.

Ecclesiastes 10:10 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

10 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.


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