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Ecclesiastes 10

RHE 1 Dying flies spoil the sweetness of the ointment. Wisdom and glory is more precious than a small and shortlived folly. NIV 1 As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor. RHE 2 The heart of a wise man is in his right hand, and the heart of a fool is in his left hand. NIV 2 The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. RHE 3 Yea, and the fool when he walketh in the way, whereas he himself is a fool, esteemeth all men fools. NIV 3 Even as he walks along the road, the fool lacks sense and shows everyone how stupid he is. RHE 4 If the spirit of him that hath power, ascend upon thee, leave not thy place: because care will make the greatest sins to cease. NIV 4 If a ruler's anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great errors to rest. RHE 5 There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were by an error proceeding from the face of the prince: NIV 5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, the sort of error that arises from a ruler: RHE 6 A fool set in high dignity, and the rich sitting beneath. NIV 6 Fools are put in many high positions, while the rich occupy the low ones. RHE 7 I have seen servants upon horses: and princes walking on the ground as servants. NIV 7 I have seen slaves on horseback, while princes go on foot like slaves. RHE 8 He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it: and he that breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him. NIV 8 Whoever digs a pit may fall into it; whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake. RHE 9 He that removeth stones, shall be hurt by them: and he that cutteth trees, shall be wounded by them. NIV 9 Whoever quarries stones may be injured by them; whoever splits logs may be endangered by them. RHE 10 If the iron be blunt, and be not as before, but be made blunt, with much labour it shall be sharpened: and after industry shall follow wisdom. NIV 10 If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed but skill will bring success. RHE 11 If a serpent bite in silence, he is nothing better that backbiteth secretly. NIV 11 If a snake bites before it is charmed, there is no profit for the charmer. RHE 12 The words of the mouth of a wise man are grace: but the lips of a fool shall throw him down headlong. NIV 12 Words from a wise man's mouth are gracious, but a fool is consumed by his own lips. RHE 13 The beginning of his words is folly, and the end of his talk is a mischievous error. NIV 13 At the beginning his words are folly; at the end they are wicked madness-- RHE 14 A fool multiplieth words. A man cannot tell what hath been before him: and what shall be after him, who can tell him? NIV 14 and the fool multiplies words. No one knows what is coming-- who can tell him what will happen after him? RHE 15 The labour of fools shall afflict them that know not how to go to the city. NIV 15 A fool's work wearies him; he does not know the way to town. RHE 16 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and when the princes eat in the morning. NIV 16 Woe to you, O land whose king was a servant and whose princes feast in the morning. RHE 17 Blessed is the land, whose king is noble, and whose princes eat in due season for refreshment, and not for riotousness. NIV 17 Blessed are you, O land whose king is of noble birth and whose princes eat at a proper time-- for strength and not for drunkenness. RHE 18 By slothfulness a building shall be brought down, and through the weakness of hands, the house shall drop through. NIV 18 If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks. RHE 19 For laughter they make bread, and wine that the living may feast: and all things obey money. NIV 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes life merry, but money is the answer for everything. RHE 20 Detract not the king, no not in thy thought; and speak not evil of the rich man in thy private chamber: because even the birds of the air will carry thy voice, and he that hath wings will tell what thou hast said. NIV 20 Do not revile the king even in your thoughts, or curse the rich in your bedroom, because a bird of the air may carry your words, and a bird on the wing may report what you say.