Ecclesiastes 10 (kjv)


DeadH4194 fliesH2070 cause the ointmentH8081 of the apothecaryH7543 to send forthH5042 a stinking savourH887: so doth a littleH4592 follyH5531 him that is in reputationH3368 for wisdomH2451 and honourH3519.2A wise man'sH2450 heartH3820 is at his right handH3225; but a fool'sH3684 heartH3820 at his leftH8040.3Yea also, when he that is a foolH5530 walkethH1980 by the wayH1870, his wisdomH3820 failethH2638 him, and he saithH559 to every one that he is a foolH5530.4If the spiritH7307 of the rulerH4910 rise upH5927 against thee, leaveH3240 not thy placeH4725; for yieldingH4832 pacifiethH3240 greatH1419 offencesH2399.5There isH3426 an evilH7451 which I have seenH7200 under the sunH8121, as an errorH7684 which proceedethH3318 fromH6440 the rulerH7989:6FollyH5529 is setH5414 in greatH7227 dignityH4791, and the richH6223 sitH3427 in low placeH8216.

7I have seenH7200 servantsH5650 upon horsesH5483, and princesH8269 walkingH1980 as servantsH5650 upon the earthH776.8He that diggethH2658 a pitH1475 shall fallH5307 into it; and whoso breakethH6555 an hedgeH1447, a serpentH5175 shall biteH5391 him.

9Whoso removethH5265 stonesH68 shall be hurtH6087 therewith; and he that cleavethH1234 woodH6086 shall be endangeredH5533 thereby.10If the ironH1270 be bluntH6949, and he do not whetH7043 the edgeH6440, then must he putH1396 to more strengthH2428: but wisdomH2451 is profitableH3504 to directH3787.11Surely the serpentH5175 will biteH5391 without enchantmentH3908; and a babblerH3956 H1167 is no betterH3504.12The wordsH1697 of a wise man'sH2450 mouthH6310 are graciousH2580; but the lipsH8193 of a foolH3684 will swallow upH1104 himself.13The beginningH8462 of the wordsH1697 of his mouthH6310 is foolishnessH5531: and the endH319 of his talkH6310 is mischievousH7451 madnessH1948.14A foolH5530 also is fullH7235 of wordsH1697: a manH120 cannot tellH3045 what shall be; and what shall be afterH310 him, who can tellH5046 him?15The labourH5999 of the foolishH3684 weariethH3021 every one of them, because he knowethH3045 not how to goH3212 to the cityH5892.16WoeH337 to thee, O landH776, when thy kingH4428 is a childH5288, and thy princesH8269 eatH398 in the morningH1242!17BlessedH835 art thou, O landH776, when thy kingH4428 is the sonH1121 of noblesH2715, and thy princesH8269 eatH398 in due seasonH6256, for strengthH1369, and not for drunkennessH8358!18By much slothfulnessH6103 the buildingH4746 decayethH4355; and through idlenessH8220 of the handsH3027 the houseH1004 droppeth throughH1811.19A feastH3899 is madeH6213 for laughterH7814, and wineH3196 maketh merryH8055 H2416: but moneyH3701 answerethH6030 all things.20CurseH7043 not the kingH4428, no not in thy thoughtH4093; and curseH7043 not the richH6223 in thy bedchamberH2315 H4904: for a birdH5775 of the airH8064 shall carryH3212 the voiceH6963, and that which hathH1167 wingsH3671 shall tellH5046 the matterH1697.