Ecclesiastes 10:16

“ Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eate in the morning.”

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Other Translations for Ecclesiastes 10:16

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king [is] a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
- King James Version

Woe to you, O land, whose king is a lad and whose princes feast in the morning.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
- American Standard Version (1901)

Unhappy is the land whose king is a boy, and whose rulers are feasting in the morning.
- Basic English Bible

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
- Darby Bible

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
- Webster's Bible

Woe to you, land, when your king is a child, and your princes eat in the morning!
- World English Bible

Wo to thee, O land, when thy king [is] a youth, And thy princes do eat in the morning.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a boy, and thy princes feast in the morning!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Commentary for Ecclesiastes 10:16

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 10:16

10:16 A child - Either in age, or childish qualities. Eat - Give up themselves to eating and drinking. Morning - The fittest time for God's service, for the dispatch of weighty affairs, and for sitting in judgment.


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