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Ecclesiastes 10

Book of Ecclesiastes - Chapter 10

Ecclesiastes 10:1

Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to send forth 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 thereby.

Ecclesiastes 10:10

If the axe 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.