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ECCLESIASTES, or the Preacher Chapter 10

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Ecclesiastes Chapter 10 Original 1611 Bible Scan
Ecclesiastes Chapter 10 Original 1611 Bible Scan

CHAP. X.

1 Obseruations of Wisedome and folly. 16 Of Riot, 18 Slouthfulnesse, 19 and Money. 20 Mens thoughts of Kings ought to bee reuerend.

1Dead flies cause the oyntment of the Apothecarie to send foorth a stinking sauour: so doeth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisedome and honour.1

2A wise mans heart is at his right hand: but a fooles heart at his left.

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3Yea also when hee that is a foole walketh by the way, his wisedome faileth him, and hee saith to euery one that he is a foole.3

4If the spirit of the ruler rise vp against thee, leaue not thy place; for yeelding pacifieth great offences.

5There is an euill which I haue seene vnder the Sunne, as an errour, which proceedeth from the ruler.5

6Folly is set in great dignitie; and the rich sit in lowe place.6

7I haue seene seruants vpon horses, and princes walking as seruants vpon the earth.7

8He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it; and who so breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.8

9Who so remoueth stones, shall be hurt therewith: and hee that cleaueth wood, shalbe endangered thereby.

10If the yron be blunt, and he doe not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisedome is profitable to direct.

11Surely the serpent will bite without inchauntment, and a babbler is no better.11

12The words of a wise mans mouth are gratious: but the lips of a foole will swallow vp himselfe.12

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13The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishnesse: and the end of his talke is mischieuous madnesse.13

14A foole also is full of words; a man cannot tell what shall be; and what shall bee after him who can tell him?14

15The labour of the foolish wearyeth euery one of them; because hee knoweth not how to goe to the citie.

16 Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eate in the morning.16

17Blessed 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.

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18 By much slouthfulnesse the building decayeth; and through idlenesse of the hands the house droppeth through.

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19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.19

20 Curse not the king, no not in thy thought, and curse not the rich in thy bed-chamber: for a bird of the aire shall carry the voyce, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.20



Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Ecclesiastes Chapter 10

1 Hebr. flies of death.
3 Heb. his heart.
5 Heb. from before.
6 Heb. in great heights.
7 Prou. 30. 22.
8 Psal.7.16. prou.26.27
11 Heb. the master of the tongue.
12 Prou.10. 32. and 12. 13. , Heb. grace.
13 Heb. his mouth.
14 Prou. 15. 2. , Heb. multiplieth words. , Chap.3. 21. and 6. 12.
16 Isa.3.3,4.
19 Psal.104. 15. , Heb. maketh glad the life.
20 Exod.22. 28. , Or, conscience.


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