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Ecclesiastes 10


Ecclesiastes 10:1 Dead flies make a perfumer's oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor.
Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left.
Ecclesiastes 10:3 Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.
Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the ruler's temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.
Ecclesiastes 10:5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler"
Ecclesiastes 10:6 folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places.
Ecclesiastes 10:7 I have seen slaves riding on horses and princes walking like slaves on the land.
Ecclesiastes 10:8 He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.
Ecclesiastes 10:9 He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, and he who splits logs may be endangered by them.
Ecclesiastes 10:10 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.
Ecclesiastes 10:11 If the serpent bites before being charmed, there is no profit for the charmer.
Ecclesiastes 10:12 Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;
Ecclesiastes 10:13 the beginning of his talking is folly and the end of it is wicked madness.
Ecclesiastes 10:14 Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him?
Ecclesiastes 10:15 The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city.
Ecclesiastes 10:16 Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning.
Ecclesiastes 10:17 Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time"for strength and not for drunkenness.
Ecclesiastes 10:18 Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks.
Ecclesiastes 10:19 Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.
Ecclesiastes 10:20 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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Ecclesiastes 10:1 Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:1 Dead flies make a perfumer's oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor. Ecclesiastes 10:1 μυῖαι θανατοῦσαι σαπριοῦσιν σκευασίαν ἐλαίου ἡδύσματος τίμιον ὀλίγον σοφίας ὑπὲρ δόξαν ἀφροσύνης μεγάλης
Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2 καρδία σοφοῦ εἰς δεξιὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ καρδία ἄφρονος εἰς ἀριστερὸν αὐτοῦ
Ecclesiastes 10:3 Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:3 Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool. Ecclesiastes 10:3 καί γε ἐν ὁδῷ ὅταν ἄφρων πορεύηται καρδία αὐτοῦ ὑστερήσει καὶ ἃ λογιεῖται πάντα ἀφροσύνη ἐστίν
Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the ruler's temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses. Ecclesiastes 10:4 ἐὰν πνεῦμα τοῦ ἐξουσιάζοντος ἀναβῇ ἐπὶ σέ τόπον σου μὴ ἀφῇς ὅτι ἴαμα καταπαύσει ἁμαρτίας μεγάλας
Ecclesiastes 10:5 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler: (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler" Ecclesiastes 10:5 ἔστιν πονηρία ἣν εἶδον ὑπὸ τὸν ἥλιον ὡς ἀκούσιον ὃ ἐξῆλθεν ἀπὸ προσώπου τοῦ ἐξουσιάζοντος
Ecclesiastes 10:6 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:6 folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places. Ecclesiastes 10:6 ἐδόθη ὁ ἄφρων ἐν ὕψεσι μεγάλοις καὶ πλούσιοι ἐν ταπεινῷ καθήσονται
Ecclesiastes 10:7 I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:7 I have seen slaves riding on horses and princes walking like slaves on the land. Ecclesiastes 10:7 εἶδον δούλους ἐφ᾽ ἵππους καὶ ἄρχοντας πορευομένους ὡς δούλους ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς
Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:8 He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall. Ecclesiastes 10:8 ὁ ὀρύσσων βόθρον ἐν αὐτῷ ἐμπεσεῖται καὶ καθαιροῦντα φραγμόν δήξεται αὐτὸν ὄφις
Ecclesiastes 10:9 Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:9 He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, and he who splits logs may be endangered by them. Ecclesiastes 10:9 ἐξαίρων λίθους διαπονηθήσεται ἐν αὐτοῖς σχίζων ξύλα κινδυνεύσει ἐν αὐτοῖς
Ecclesiastes 10:10 If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:10 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. Ecclesiastes 10:10 ἐὰν ἐκπέσῃ τὸ σιδήριον καὶ αὐτὸς πρόσωπον ἐτάραξεν καὶ δυνάμεις δυναμώσει καὶ περισσεία τοῦ ἀνδρείου σοφία
Ecclesiastes 10:11 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:11 If the serpent bites before being charmed, there is no profit for the charmer. Ecclesiastes 10:11 ἐὰν δάκῃ ὁ ὄφις ἐν οὐ ψιθυρισμῷ καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν περισσεία τῷ ἐπᾴδοντι
Ecclesiastes 10:12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:12 Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him; Ecclesiastes 10:12 λόγοι στόματος σοφοῦ χάρις καὶ χείλη ἄφρονος καταποντιοῦσιν αὐτόν
Ecclesiastes 10:13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:13 the beginning of his talking is folly and the end of it is wicked madness. Ecclesiastes 10:13 ἀρχὴ λόγων στόματος αὐτοῦ ἀφροσόνη καὶ ἐσχάτη στόματος αὐτοῦ περιφέρεια πονηρά
Ecclesiastes 10:14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him? (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:14 Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after him? Ecclesiastes 10:14 καὶ ὁ ἄφρων πληθύνει λόγους οὐκ ἔγνω ὁ ἄνθρωπος τί τὸ γενόμενον καὶ τί τὸ ἐσόμενον ὀπίσω αὐτοῦ τίς ἀναγγελεῖ αὐτῷ
Ecclesiastes 10:15 The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:15 The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city. Ecclesiastes 10:15 μόχθος τῶν ἀφρόνων κοπώσει αὐτούς ὃς οὐκ ἔγνω τοῦ πορευθῆναι εἰς πόλιν
Ecclesiastes 10:16 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning! (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:16 Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning. Ecclesiastes 10:16 οὐαί σοι πόλις ἧς ὁ βασιλεύς σου νεώτερος καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντές σου ἐν πρωίᾳ ἐσθίουσιν
Ecclesiastes 10:17 Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness! (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:17 Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time"for strength and not for drunkenness. Ecclesiastes 10:17 μακαρία σύ γῆ ἧς ὁ βασιλεύς σου υἱὸς ἐλευθέρων καὶ οἱ ἄρχοντές σου πρὸς καιρὸν φάγονται ἐν δυνάμει καὶ οὐκ αἰσχυνθήσονται
Ecclesiastes 10:18 By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:18 Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks. Ecclesiastes 10:18 ἐν ὀκνηρίαις ταπεινωθήσεται ἡ δόκωσις καὶ ἐν ἀργίᾳ χειρῶν στάξει ἡ οἰκία
Ecclesiastes 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. (kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:19 Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything. Ecclesiastes 10:19 εἰς γέλωτα ποιοῦσιν ἄρτον καὶ οἶνος εὐφραίνει ζῶντας καὶ τοῦ ἀργυρίου ἐπακούσεται σὺν τὰ πάντα
Ecclesiastes 10:20 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.(kjv) Ecclesiastes 10:20 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. Ecclesiastes 10:20 καί γε ἐν συνειδήσει σου βασιλέα μὴ καταράσῃ καὶ ἐν ταμιείοις κοιτώνων σου μὴ καταράσῃ πλούσιον ὅτι πετεινὸν τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἀποίσει σὺν τὴν φωνήν καὶ ὁ ἔχων τὰς πτέρυγας ἀπαγγελεῖ λόγον

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