Ecclesiastes 10:1 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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Young's Literal Translation (YLT) New International Version (NIV)
1 Dead flies cause a perfumer's perfume To send forth a stink; The precious by reason of wisdom -- By reason of honour -- a little folly! 1 As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.