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Ecclesiastes 10 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:1 - Dead flies cause a perfumer's perfume To send forth a stink; The precious by reason of wisdom -- By reason of honour -- a little folly!
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:2 - The heart of the wise is at his right hand, And the heart of a fool at his left.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:3 - And also, when he that is a fool Is walking in the way, his heart is lacking, And he hath said to every one, 'He is a fool.'
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:4 - If the spirit of the ruler go up against thee, Thy place leave not, For yielding quieteth great sinners.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:5 - There is an evil I have seen under the sun, As an error that goeth out from the ruler,
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:6 - He hath set the fool in many high places, And the rich in a low place do sit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:7 - I have seen servants on horses, And princes walking as servants on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:8 - Whoso is digging a pit falleth into it, And whoso is breaking a hedge, a serpent biteth him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:9 - Whoso is removing stones is grieved by them, Whoso is cleaving trees endangered by them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:10 - If the iron hath been blunt, And he the face hath not sharpened, Then doth he increase strength, And wisdom is advantageous to make right.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:11 - If the serpent biteth without enchantment, Then there is no advantage to a master of the tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:12 - Words of the mouth of the wise are gracious, And the lips of a fool swallow him up.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:13 - The beginning of the words of his mouth is folly, And the latter end of his mouth Is mischievous madness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:14 - And the fool multiplieth words: 'Man knoweth not that which is, And that which is after him, who doth declare to him?'
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:15 - The labour of the foolish wearieth him, In that he hath not known to go unto the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:16 - Wo to thee, O land, when thy king is a youth, And thy princes do eat in the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:17 - Happy art thou, O land, When thy king is a son of freemen, And thy princes do eat in due season, For might, and not for drunkenness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:18 - By slothfulness is the wall brought low, And by idleness of the hands doth the house drop.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:19 - For mirth they are making a feast, And wine maketh life joyful, And the silver answereth with all.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:20 - Even in thy mind a king revile not, And in the inner parts of thy bed-chamber Revile not the rich: For a fowl of the heavens causeth the voice to go, And a possessor of wings declareth the word.
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The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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