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Ecclesiastes 10

Ecclesiastes 10:1  
Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to produce an evil odor; so does a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor.

Ecclesiastes 10:2
A wise man’s heart is at his right hand, but a fool’s heart at his left.

Ecclesiastes 10:3  
Yes also when the fool walks by the way, his understanding fails him, and he says to everyone that he is a fool.

Ecclesiastes 10:4  
If the spirit of the ruler rises up against you, don’t leave your place; for gentleness lays great offenses to rest.

Ecclesiastes 10:5  
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, the sort of error which proceeds from the ruler.

Ecclesiastes 10:6  
Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in a low place.

Ecclesiastes 10:7  
I have seen servants on horses, and princes walking like servants on the earth.

Ecclesiastes 10:8  
He who digs a pit may fall into it; and whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.

Ecclesiastes 10:9
Whoever carves out stones may be injured by them. Whoever splits wood may be endangered by it.

Ecclesiastes 10:10
If the ax is blunt, and one doesn’t sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but skill brings success.

Ecclesiastes 10:11  
If the snake bites before it is charmed, then is there no profit for the charmer’s tongue.

Ecclesiastes 10:12  
The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious; but a fool is swallowed by his own lips.

Ecclesiastes 10:13  
The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness; and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.

Ecclesiastes 10:14  
A fool also multiplies words. Man doesn’t know what will be; and that which will be after him, who can tell him?

Ecclesiastes 10:15
The labor of fools wearies every one of them; for he doesn’t know how to go to the city.

Ecclesiastes 10:16  
Woe to you, land, when your king is a child, and your princes eat in the morning!

Ecclesiastes 10:17  
Happy are you, land, when your king is the son of nobles, and your princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!

Ecclesiastes 10:18  
By slothfulness the roof sinks in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaks.

Ecclesiastes 10:19  
A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes the life glad; and money is the answer for all things.

Ecclesiastes 10:20  
Don’t curse the king, no, not in your thoughts; and don’t curse the rich in your bedroom, for a bird of the sky may carry your voice, and that which has wings may tell the matter.


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