Ecclesiastes 10:9
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New International Version
Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.

New Living Translation
When you work in a quarry, stones might fall and crush you. When you chop wood, there is danger with each stroke of your ax.

English Standard Version
He who quarries stones is hurt by them, and he who splits logs is endangered by them.

New American Standard Bible
He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, and he who splits logs may be endangered by them.

King James Bible
Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who quarries stones may be hurt by them; the one who splits trees may be endangered by them.

International Standard Version
Someone who quarries stone might be injured; someone splitting logs can fall into danger.

NET Bible
One who quarries stones may be injured by them; one who splits logs may be endangered by them.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever carves out stones may be injured by them. Whoever splits wood may be endangered thereby.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever works in a stone quarry may get hurt. Whoever splits wood may be injured.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso quarrieth stones shall be hurt therewith; And he that cleaveth wood is endangered thereby.

New American Standard 1977
He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, and he who splits logs may be endangered by them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever moves the stones shall have tribulation along with it, and he that cuts the firewood shall be endangered by it.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever quarries stones may be hurt by them; and he that splits wood shall be endangered by it.

American King James Version
Whoever removes stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that splits wood shall be endangered thereby.

American Standard Version
Whoso heweth out stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood is endangered thereby.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that removeth stones, shall be hurt by them: and he that cutteth trees, shall be wounded by them.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso removeth stones is hurt therewith; he that cleaveth wood is endangered thereby.

English Revised Version
Whoso heweth out stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood is endangered thereby.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever removeth stones shall be hurt by them; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered by it.

World English Bible
Whoever carves out stones may be injured by them. Whoever splits wood may be endangered thereby.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is removing stones is grieved by them, Whoso is cleaving trees endangered by them.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
10:4-10 Solomon appears to caution men not to seek redress in a hasty manner, nor to yield to pride and revenge. Do not, in a passion, quit thy post of duty; wait awhile, and thou wilt find that yielding pacifies great offences. Men are not preferred according to their merit. And those are often most forward to offer help, who are least aware of the difficulties, or the consequences. The same remark is applied to the church, or the body of Christ, that all the members should have the same care one for another.
Study Bible
Wisdom and Folly
8He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall. 9He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, and he who splits logs may be endangered by them. 10If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success.…
Cross References
Ecclesiastes 10:8
He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.

Ecclesiastes 10:10
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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