Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 5:8-9

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Ecclesiastes 5:8-9

NRS 8 If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and right, do not be amazed at the matter; for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them. NIV 8 If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still. NRS 9 But all things considered, this is an advantage for a land: a king for a plowed field. NIV 9 The increase from the land is taken by all; the king himself profits from the fields.