Ecclesiastes 10:16-20 NIV

16 Woe to you, O land whose king was a servanta1 and whose princes feast in the morning.

References for Ecclesiastes 10:16

    • a 10:16 - Or "king is a child"
      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.2

      References for Ecclesiastes 10:17

      18 If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.3

      References for Ecclesiastes 10:18

      19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine4 makes life merry, but money is the answer for everything.

      References for Ecclesiastes 10:19

      20 Do not revile the king5 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.

      References for Ecclesiastes 10:20