1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
12 I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.
8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
12 And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.
13 Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.
9 Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.
2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.
4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
14 There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:
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!
20 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; 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.