Ecclesiastes 10:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Ecclesiastes 10:10, NIV: If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed, but skill will bring success.

Ecclesiastes 10:10, ESV: 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, KJV: 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, NASB: If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of bringing success.

Ecclesiastes 10:10, NLT: Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That's the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.

Ecclesiastes 10:10, CSB: 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.

What does Ecclesiastes 10:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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