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Ecclesiastes 10:1

Overview - Ecclesiastes 10
Observations of wisdom and folly;
16 of riot;
18 slothfulness;
19 and money.
20 Men's thoughts of kings ought to be reverent.
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Ecclesiastes 10:1  (King James Version)
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 flies
Hebrew Flies of death. the ointment
Exodus 30:34 Exodus 30:35

a little
2 Chronicles 19:2 ; Nehemiah 6:13 ; 13:26 Matthew 5:13-16 ; Galatians 2:12-14