Ecclesiastes 10:6

6 Fools are put in many high positions, while the rich occupy the low ones.

Ecclesiastes 10:6 in Other Translations

KJV
6 Folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.
ESV
6 folly is set in many high places, and the rich sit in a low place.
NLT
6 when they give great authority to foolish people and low positions to people of proven worth.
MSG
6 Immaturity is given a place of prominence, While maturity is made to take a back seat.
CSB
6 The fool is appointed to great heights, but the rich remain in lowly positions.

Ecclesiastes 10:6 In-Context

4 If a ruler’s anger rises against you, do not leave your post; calmness can lay great offenses to rest.
5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, the sort of error that arises from a ruler:
6 Fools are put in many high positions, while the rich occupy the low ones.
7 I have seen slaves on horseback, while princes go on foot like slaves.
8 Whoever digs a pit may fall into it; whoever breaks through a wall may be bitten by a snake.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Proverbs 29:2
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