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Ecclesiastes 10:4-10 (New International Version)

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4 If a ruler's anger rises against you, do not leave your post;1 calmness can lay great errors to rest.2 5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, the sort of error that arises from a ruler: 6 Fools are put in many high positions,3 while the rich occupy the low ones. 7 I have seen slaves on horseback, while princes go on foot like slaves.4 8 Whoever digs a pit may fall into it;5 whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.6 9 Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them.7 10 If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success.
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