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Ecclesiastes 10:9

    Ecclesiastes 10:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who gets out stones from the earth will be damaged by them, and in the cutting of wood there is danger.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Ecclesiastes 10:9

    Cleaveth - To stick close to.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ecclesiastes 10:9

    Whoso removeth stones - This verse teaches care and caution. Whoever pulls down an old building is likely to be hurt by the stones; and in cleaving wood many accidents occur for want of sufficient caution.

    Barnes' Notes on Ecclesiastes 10:9

    Be endangered - Rather: "cut himself."

    Wesley's Notes on Ecclesiastes 10:9

    10:9 Whoso removeth - Stones too heavy for them: who rashly attempts things too high and hard for them.