Read Ecclesiastes 12:11 Using Other Translations
The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd.
The words of the wise are like cattle prods—painful but helpful. Their collected sayings are like a nail-studded stick with which a shepherd drives the sheep.