Ecclesiastes 10:17

“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!”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the sonne of nobles, and thy princes eate in due season, for strength, and not for drunkennesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Blessed are you, O land, whose king is of nobility and whose princes eat at the appropriate time--for strength and not for drunkenness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Happy 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!
- American Standard Version (1901)

Happy is the land whose ruler is of noble birth, and whose chiefs take food at the right time, for strength and not for feasting.
- Basic English Bible

Happy art thou, O land, when thy king is a son of nobles, and thy princes eat in [due] season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
- Darby Bible

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!
- Webster's Bible

Happy are you, land, when your king is the son of nobles, and your princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
- World English Bible

Happy art thou, O land, When thy king [is] a son of freemen, And thy princes do eat in due season, For might, and not for drunkenness.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Happy art thou, O land, when thy king is a free man, and thy princes eat in due season, in strength, and not in drunkenness!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 10:17


10:17 Nobles - Not so much by birth, as by their noble dispositions.


Discussion for Ecclesiastes 10:17

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