Ecclesiastes 10:1 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Dead flies putrefy the perfumer's ointment, And cause it to give off a foul odor; So does a little folly to one respected for wisdom and honor. 1 As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.