Proverbs 19:10

“Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Delight is not seemely for a foole: much lesse for a seruant to haue rule ouer princes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Delicate living is not seemly for a fool; Much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Material comfort is not good for the foolish; much less for a servant to be put over rulers.
- Basic English Bible

Good living beseemeth not a fool; how much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
- Darby Bible

Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
- Webster's Bible

Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
- World English Bible

Luxury is not comely for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule among princes.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Luxury is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 19:10


19:10 Delight - To live in pleasure and outward glory, doth not become him, nor suit with him; because prosperity corrupts even wise men, and makes fools mad; and because it gives him more opportunity to discover his folly, and to do mischief both to himself and others.


Discussion for Proverbs 19:10

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