1 Deada 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.

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    • ~ 10:1 - Dead...: Heb. Flies of death
      2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.
      3 Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.
      4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.
      5 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as an error which proceedeth fromb the ruler:

      References for Ecclesiastes 10:5

        •  10:5 - from: Heb. from before
          6 Folly is set in greatc dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

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            • € 10:6 - in great...: Heb. in great heights
              7 I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.
              8 He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
              9 Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.
              10 If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
              11 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babblerd is no better.

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                •  10:11 - a babbler: Heb. the master of the tongue
                  12 The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious;e but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

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                    • ‚ 10:12 - gracious: Heb. grace
                      13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness: and the end of his talkf is mischievous madness.

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                        • ƒ 10:13 - his talk: Heb. his mouth
                          14 A fool also is fullg of words: a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

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                            • „ 10:14 - is full...: Heb. multiplieth words
                              15 The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them, because he knoweth not how to go to the city.
                              16 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
                              17 Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
                              18 By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.
                              19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry*: but money answereth all things.
                              20 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought;h and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber*: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.

                              References for Ecclesiastes 10:20

                                • … 10:20 - thought: or, conscience