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Ecclesiastes 10 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off a stench;
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A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right,
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Even when the fool walks on the road, he lacks sense,
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If the anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your place,
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There is an evil that I have seen under the sun, as it were an error proceeding from the ruler:

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folly is set in many high places, and the rich sit in a low place.

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I have seen slaves on horses, and princes walking on the ground like slaves.

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He who digs a pit will fall into it,
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If the iron is blunt, and one does not sharpen the edge,
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If the serpent bites before it is charmed,
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Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child,
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Through sloth the roof sinks in,
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Bread is made for laughter,
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Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king,
nor in your bedroom curse the rich,
for a bird of the air will carry your voice,
or some winged creature tell the matter.
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