Ecclesiastes 1:1; Ecclesiastes 1:12; Ecclesiastes 2:8; Ecclesiastes 2:12; Ecclesiastes 4:13; Ecclesiastes 5:9; Ecclesiastes 8:2; Ecclesiastes 8:4; Ecclesiastes 9:14; Ecclesiastes 10:16-17; Ecclesiastes 10:20
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The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.
I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.
I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.
Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished.
Moreover the profit of the earth is for all: the king himself is served by the field.
I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.
Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it:
Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.