Ecclesiastes 10 - Interlinear Bible

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A Little Foolishness

r'q'y ;xeqw{r !,m,v ;[yiB;y vyia.b;y t,w'm yeb.Wb.z ? j'[.m t.Wl.kis dw{b'Kim h'm.k'xem
2 A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him toward the left.
w{la{m.fil lyis.K bel.w w{nyimyil ~'k'x bel
3 Even when the fool walks along the road, his sense is lacking and he demonstrates to everyone that he is a fool.
r;m'a.w res'x w{Bil .$el{h l'k'S;h,v.K .$,r,D;B -m;g.w ? a.Wh l'k's l{K;l
x;N;T -l;a '$.mw{q.m '$y,l'[ h,l][;T levw{M;h ;x.Wr -mia ? ~yilw{d.G ~yia'j]x ;xyiN;y aeP.r;m yiK
5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler -
l,peV;B ~yiryiv][;w ~yiB;r ~yimw{r.M;B l,k,S;h !;Tin ? .Wbevey
7 I have seen slaves riding on horses and princes walking like slaves on the land.
~yik.l{h ~yir'f.w ~yis.Ws -l;[ ~yid'b][ yityia'r ? #,r'a'h -l;[ ~yid'b][;K
8 He who digs a pit may fall into it, and a serpent may bite him who breaks through a wall.
.WN,k.VIy red'G #er{p.W lw{PIy w{B #'M.WG rep{x ? v'x'n
9 He who quarries stones may be hurt by them, and he who splits logs may be endangered by them.
!,k'SIy ~yice[ ;[eqw{B ~,h'B bec'[ey ~yin'b]a ;[yiS;m ? ~'B
10 If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success.
l;q.liq ~yin'p -a{l a.Wh.w l,z.r;B;h h'heq -mia ? h'm.k'x q]ryev.k;h !w{r.tIy.w reB;g.y ~yil'y]x;w
11 If the serpent bites before being charmed, there is no profit for the charmer *.
!w{r.tIy !yea.w v;x'l -aw{l.B v'x'N;h .${VIy -mia ? !w{v'L;h l;[;b.l
12 Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;
.WN,[.L;b.T lyis.K tw{t.pif.w !ex ~'k'x -yip yer.biD
13 the beginning of his talking * is folly and the end of it is wicked madness.
.WhyiP tyir]x;a.w t.Wl.kis .Whyip -yer.biD t;Lix.T ? h'['r t.Wlelw{h
14 Yet the fool multiplies words. No man knows what will happen, and who can tell him what will come after * him?
h,y.hiY,v -h;m ~'d'a'h [;dey -a{l ~yir'b.d h,B.r;y l'k'S;h.w ? w{l dyiG;y yim wy'r]x;aem h,y.hIy r,v]a;w
15 The toil of a fool so wearies him that he does not even know how to go to a city.
[;d'y -a{l r,v]a .WN,[.G;y.T ~yilyis.K;h l;m][ ? ryi[ -l,a t,k,l'l
16 Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning.
r,q{B;B<01242!> .$Iy;r'f.w r;['n .$eK.l;M,v #,r,a .$'l -yia ? .Wleka{y
17 Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility * and whose princes eat at the appropriate time -for strength and not for drunkenness.
.$Iy;r'f.w ~yirw{x -n,B .$eK.l;M,v #,r,a .$yer.v;a ? yit.V;b<08358!> a{l.w h'r.Wb.giB .Wleka{y te['B
18 Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness * the house leaks.
~Iy;d'y t.Wl.piv.b.W h,r'q.M;h .$;MIy ~Iy;T.l;c][;B ? tIy'B;h @{l.dIy
19 Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything.
@,s,K;h.w ~yiY;x x;M;f.y !Iy;y.w ~,x,l ~yif{[ qw{x.fil ? l{K;h -t,a h,n][;y
20 Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known.
'$.b'K.vim yer.d;x.b.W leL;q.T -l;a .$,l,m '$]['D;m.B ~;G ? .$yilw{y ~Iy;m'V;h @w{[ yiK ryiv'[ leL;q.T -l;a ? r'b'D dyeG;y ~Iy;p'n.K;h l;[;b.W lw{Q;h -t,a