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Eccl. 10 :1 10:1 Dead flies cause the perfumer’s ointment to stink, to ferment; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
Eccl. 10 :2 10:2 A wise man’s heart inclines to his right, but a fool’s heart inclines to his left.
Eccl. 10 :3 10:3 And also, when the fool walks on the way, his sense fails him, and he tells everyone that he is a fool.
Eccl. 10 :4 10:4 If the ruler’s spirit rises up against you, do not leave your place; for composure allays great offenses.
Eccl. 10 :5 10:5 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, like an error that proceeds from the ruler:
Eccl. 10 :6 10:6 Folly is set in many high places, and rich men sit in a low place.
Eccl. 10 :7 10:7 I have seen servants on horses and princes walking on the earth like servants.
Eccl. 10 :8 10:8 He who digs a pit will fall into it, and he who breaks through a wall will be bitten by a serpent;
Eccl. 10 :9 10:9 Whoever quarries stones will be hurt by them, and whoever splits logs will be endangered by them.
Eccl. 10 :10 10:10 If the iron is blunt, and one does not whet the edge, then he must apply more strength; but wisdom has the advantage of giving success.
Eccl. 10 :11 10:11 If the serpent bites before it is charmed, then there is no advantage in a charmer.
Eccl. 10 :12 10:12 The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool swallow him up.
Eccl. 10 :13 10:13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly, and the end of his talk is wicked madness.
Eccl. 10 :14 10:14 Yet the fool multiplies words. aNo man knows what will be; and what will be after him, who can tell him?
Eccl. 10 :15 10:15 The labor of fools wears them out, because they do not know even how to get to town.
Eccl. 10 :16 10:16 Woe to you, O land whose king is a ayoung boy and whose princes feast in the morning!
Eccl. 10 :17 10:17 Happy are you, O land whose king is the son of nobles and whose princes feast at the proper time, for strength and not for drunkenness!
Eccl. 10 :18 10:18 Through slothfulness the rafters sag, and through idleness of hands the house leaks.
Eccl. 10 :19 10:19 1They make a feast for laughter, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.
Eccl. 10 :20 10:20 Do not curse the king even in your thought, and do not curse a rich man in your bedroom; for a bird of aheaven will carry the sound, or something with wings will tell the matter.
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