CHAPTER 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. ▼
▼ Dead…: Heb. Flies of death2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left. 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. ▼
▼ his…: Heb. his heart4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences. 5 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth from the ruler: ▼
▼ from: Heb. from before6 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place. ▼
▼ in great…: Heb. in great heights7 I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth. 8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him. 9 Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby. 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. 11 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better. ▼
▼ a babbler: Heb. the master of the tongue12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself. ▼
▼ gracious: Heb. grace13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous madness. ▼
▼ his talk: Heb. his mouth14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him? ▼
▼ is full…: Heb. multiplieth words15 The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city. 16 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning! 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! 18 By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. ▼
▼ maketh…: Heb. maketh glad the life20 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. ▼
▼ thought: or, conscience
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