Ec 10:1Dead flies cause the perfumer’s ointment to stink, to ferment; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.

Ec 10:2A wise man’s heart inclines to his right, but a fool’s heart inclines to his left.

Ec 10:3And also, when the fool walks on the way, his sense fails him, and he tells everyone that he is a fool.

Ec 10:4If the ruler’s spirit rises up against you, do not leave your place; for composure allays great offenses.

Ec 10:5There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, like an error that proceeds from the ruler:

Ec 10:6Folly is set in many high places, and rich men sit in a low place.

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

Ec 10:8He who digs a pit will fall into it, and he who breaks through a wall will be bitten by a serpent;

Ec 10:9Whoever quarries stones will be hurt by them, and whoever splits logs will be endangered by them.

Ec 10:10If 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.

Ec 10:11If the serpent bites before it is charmed, then there is no advantage in a charmer.

Ec 10:12The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool swallow him up.

Ec 10:13The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly, and the end of his talk is wicked madness.

Ec 10:14Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will be; and what will be after him, who can tell him?

Ec 10:15The labor of fools wears them out, because they do not know even how to get to town.

Ec 10:16Woe to you, O land whose king is a young boy and whose princes feast in the morning!

Ec 10:17Happy 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!

Ec 10:18Through slothfulness the rafters sag, and through idleness of hands the house leaks.

Ec 10:19They make a feast for laughter, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.

Ec 10:20Do not curse the king even in your thought, and do not curse a rich man in your bedroom; for a bird of heaven will carry the sound, or something with wings will tell the matter.

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