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 Ecclesiastes 10
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   Book of Ecclesiastes
   Chapter 10
10:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Dead flies make a perfumer's oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor.
 
10:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left.
 
10:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.
 
10:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
If the ruler's temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.
 
10:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler --
 
10:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.
 
10:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
I have seen slaves riding on horses and princes walking like slaves on the land.
 
10:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.
 
10:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, and he who splits logs may be endangered by them.
 
10:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
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.
 
10:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
If the serpent bites before being charmed, there is no profit for the charmer *.
 
10:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;
 
10:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
the beginning of his talking * is folly and the end of it is wicked madness.
 
10:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after * him?
 
10:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city.
 
10:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning.
 
10:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility * and whose princes eat at the appropriate time --for strength and not for drunkenness.
 
10:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness * the house leaks.
 
10:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.
 
10:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known.
 
 

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