Ecclesiastes 10:5-7 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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5 There is another evil I have seen as I have watched the world go by. Kings and rulers make a grave mistake 5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, the sort of error that arises from a ruler:
6 if they give foolish people great authority, and if they fail to give people of proven worth their rightful place of dignity. 6 Fools are put in many high positions, while the rich occupy the low ones.
7 I have even seen servants riding like princes -- and princes walking like servants. 7 I have seen slaves on horseback, while princes go on foot like slaves.