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Ecclesiastes 10 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:1 - Dead flies cause the oil of the perfumer to send forth an evil odor; so doth a little folly outweigh wisdom and honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:2 - A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:3 - Yea also, when the fool walketh by the way, his understanding faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:4 - If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for gentleness allayeth great offences.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:5 - There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, as it were an error which proceedeth from the ruler:
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:6 - folly is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in a low place.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:7 - I have seen servants upon horses, and princes walking like servants upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:8 - He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh through a wall, a serpent shall bite him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:9 - Whoso heweth out stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood is endangered thereby.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:10 - If the iron be blunt, and one do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:11 - If the serpent bite before it is charmed, then is there no advantage in the charmer.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:12 - The words of a wise man’s mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:13 - The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness; and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:14 - A fool also multiplieth words: yet man knoweth not what shall be; and that which shall be after him, who can tell him?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:15 - The labor of fools wearieth every one of them; for he knoweth not how to go to the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:16 - Woe to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning!
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:17 - 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!
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:18 - By slothfulness the roof sinketh in; and through idleness of the hands the house leaketh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:19 - A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh glad the life; and money answereth all things.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:20 - Revile not the king, no, not in thy thought; and revile not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the heavens shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
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Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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