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Ecclesiastes 10:1-3 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Dead flies make the perfumer's ointment give off an evil odor; so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. 1 As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
2 A wise man's heart inclines him toward the right, but a fool's heart toward the left. 2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.
3 Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense, and he says to every one that he is a fool. 3 Even as he walks along the road, the fool lacks sense and shows everyone how stupid he is.