Book 21 of 66: Ecclesiastes: Chapter 010 of 12

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021:010:001
Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour:
so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.


021:010:002
A wise man's heart is at his right hand;
but a fool's heart at his left.


021:010:003
Yea also,
when he that is a fool walketh by the way,
his wisdom faileth him,
and he saith to every one that he is a fool.


021:010:004
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee,
leave not thy place;
for yielding pacifieth great offences.


021:010:005
There is an evil which I have seen under the sun,
as an error which proceedeth from the ruler:


021:010:006
Folly is set in great dignity,
and the rich sit in low place.


021:010:007
I have seen servants upon horses,
and princes walking as servants upon the earth.


021:010:008
He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it;
and whoso breaketh an hedge,
a serpent shall bite him.


021:010:009
Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith;
and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.


021:010:010
If the iron be blunt,
and he do not whet the edge,
then must he put to more strength:
but wisdom is profitable to direct.


021:010:011
Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment;
and a babbler is no better.


021:010:012
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious;
but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.


021:010:013
The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness:
and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.


021:010:014
A fool also is full of words:
a man cannot tell what shall be;
and what shall be after him,
who can tell him?


021:010:015
The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of them,
because he knoweth not how to go to the city.


021:010:016
Woe to thee,
O land,
when thy king is a child,
and thy princes eat in the morning!


021:010:017
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!


021:010:018
By much slothfulness the building decayeth;
and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.


021:010:019
A feast is made for laughter,
and wine maketh merry:
but money answereth all things.


021:010:020
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.


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