14 and fools multiply words. No one knows what is coming— who can tell someone else what will happen after them?
15 The toil of fools wearies them; they do not know the way to town.
16 Woe to the land whose king was a servantaand whose princes feast in the morning.
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    • m 10:16 - Or "king is a child"
      17 Blessed is the land whose king is of noble birth and whose princes eat at a proper time— for strength and not for drunkenness.
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      18 Through laziness, the rafters sag; because of idle hands, the house leaks.
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      19 A feast is made for laughter, wine makes life merry, and money is the answer for everything.
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      20 Do not revile the king even in your thoughts, or curse the rich in your bedroom, because a bird in the sky may carry your words, and a bird on the wing may report what you say.
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